The knowledge of Truth is the most valuable of all possessions. Without this knowledge, the human mind is like a ship without a rudder, plying an undirected course through precarious waters. The Science of Christianity goes farther even than do moral law and precepts in guiding the course of mankind; it supplies the divine laws of being, which demonstrate God's universal control. The student of Christian Science becomes acquainted with the absolute laws of God through his study of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in which Mary Baker Eddy shares her discovery of divine Science with the world.

Anyone poring over this textbook, utilizing the laws it reveals, and proving their validity by healing himself and others of lack and various discords, should feel an obligation to share with all mankind the priceless knowledge of the Science of Life. In "Miscellaneous Writings" our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, reminds us that "the Pilgrims came to establish a nation in true freedom, in the rights of conscience" (p. 176). She goes on to say: "But what of ourselves, and our times and obligations? Are we duly aware of our own great opportunities and responsibilities? Are we prepared to meet and improve them, to act up to the acme of divine energy wherewith we are armored?"

The student of Christian Science may not feel that he is spiritually prepared to devote all of his time to healing the sick and sinful. But everyone who assumes the name of Christian Scientist should feel himself under moral obligation to seek out the opportunities which are thick about him to open the way of Science to others.

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Church Dedications
December 29, 1956

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