TRAVEL LIGHT

How many times has one been told when speaking of some contemplated trip, "Travel light." By this is meant, of course, to take only that which is needful and useful for the journey. If this is good advice for a trip of a matter of several weeks or months, how much more important it must be in our journey from sense to Soul.

In "Miscellaneous Writings" by Mary Baker Eddy is an article entitled "An Allegory," in which Mrs. Eddy points out the folly of trying to take with us all our material beliefs in our journey Spiritward. The last paragraph of this article reads as follows (p. 328): "He alone ascends the hill of Christian Science who follows the Way-shower, the spiritual presence and idea of God. Whatever obstructs the way,—causing to stumble, fall, or faint, those mortals who are striving to enter the path,—divine Love will remove; and uplift the fallen and strengthen the weak. Therefore, give up thy earth-weights; and observe the apostle's admonition, 'Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those which are before." Then, loving God supremely and thy neighbor as thyself, thou wilt safely bear thy cross up to the throne of everlasting glory."

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