CHRIST JESUS knew how to remain undisturbed, for he had a clear comprehension of the reality of that which is spiritual and harmonious and the unreality of a material and erring sense of existence. His thorough understanding of man's at-one-ment with Spirit and his freedom from limitations of so-called material law enabled him to walk calmly over the waves of the sea, to heal all manner of diseases, and to raise the dead. He understood and demonstrated Life in divine Science.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 306), "Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle,—is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal." Many of us have wished that we could gain an undisturbed consciousness. We should like to be free from evil's deceptive claims. It is a blessed fact that through the study and practice of Christian Science we can attain tranquillity, even though our way seems beset by many problems.

The earnest student of Christian Science sets his heart to the task. He does not condone evil, ignore it, or try to make the material picture perfect. He begins to see the unreality of evil and to know that only the spiritual is truly present. He rejoices that through spiritual understanding there is always a sanctuary for him in Spirit, where he can realize man's selfhood as apart from matter and discord. Here, shutting out all material clamoring, the student can see and accept the perfection of being, the truth of God, man, and the universe, which Science is constantly unfolding to him. Here he can experience the coincidence of the divine and human, which meets the present human need.

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July 14, 1956

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