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"LOVEST THOU ME?"
THREE times Jesus asked Peter the question (John 21:15), "Lovest thou me?" His first reply to Peter's affirmative was the command, "Feed my lambs." The next two answers were followed by the instruction, "Feed my sheep." Peter was grieved, the Bible tells us, because Jesus repeated his question three times.
The Master's followers had learned, in a measure, the great truths of God which sustained them spiritually, but still Jesus insisted that they be fed. Why? Could it have been that Jesus foresaw the apathy which would tempt his followers to fall from joyous service to God into a deadened and dull sense of life, which is contrary to God's will for His children? Does not this question, "Lovest thou me?" hold a lesson for our times?
By offering each other food, the fruits of our study and demonstration, we are able to enrich our brother's fare with fresh inspiration, or to feed a faint hope with courage. Well do I recall when I first began to study the Bible in the light of the revelation given to Mary Baker Eddy, which she has recorded in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." This new way of thinking was as foreign to me as another language, and church attendance on Sunday at a nearby Church of
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PETER NEED NOT HAVE "WEPT BITTERLY"
MYRTLE C. AYRES
THE PRAYER OF FAITH
W. A. GIBSON MARTIN
"LOVEST THOU ME?"
GRACE SHELDON ANDERSON
"ASK ME OF THINGS TO COME"
GRACE B. LONGSTAFF
W. BURTON WEBSTER
Jessie Louise Salls
"THE WORK OF A MOMENT"
John J. Selover
RADIO PROGRAM No. 146 - Can Religion Be Scientific?
with contributions from Dixie Taylor Douglass
Following much misfortune and...
Laura A. Gross with contributions from George Bateman
Mrs. Eddy says on page 393 of...
MinnieLee N. Porter
Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy,...
Irma Levenkind Marks
It was through the advice of a...
The apparent discord of the...
Ione Lowrance Katcher
I have known of Christian Science...
Gertrude E. Spencer
"To those leaning on the sustaining...
Eleanor Courtney Spence
with contributions from The Christian Science Board Of Directors, Maurice W. Kempthorne, Mary Sands Lee, Cyril H. Golding