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The ascension of Christ Jesus look place near Bethany, and his apostles were privileged to view this great event. As he had foretold, Christ Jesus returned to the Father; he so ascended in thought that he was no longer visible to the human senses of his disciples. Their beloved Master was no longer available to them in the flesh as teacher and companion. Yet. "they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,'" as Luke records (24:52).
The reason for their joy obviously could not be substantiated by mortal sense, for Jesus had ascended. The inspiring scene of the ascension must have added to their understanding of the Master's teaching's of man's immortal relationship to God. They had seen Jesus' great and final triumph over materiality and death and were aware that they would henceforth serve Christianity as witnesses as well as ministers and teachers. There was reason for joy.
The Christian Scientist should be willing to yield up, as joyously as did the apostles, the corporeal sense of life for the joy and peace of demonstrating man's eternal life in Soul. As the student's scientifically Christian knowledge is increased, corporeal change, loss, and departure are seen to be but delusions of material sense. The great fact of divine Science that the impersonal, incorporeal Christ, Truth, is the Saviour of mankind is then acknowledged. Joy is the natural concomitant of such progress.
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"THE PROPER GUESTS"
CLAIMING MAN'S PRESENT PERFECTION
EDNA A. LICHTENFELS
NEITHER YOUTH NOR AGE IS REAL
FLORENCE MILLER KLEIST
UTILIZING "THE EXPLANATION WHICH DESTROYS ERROR"
CLYDE D. CAREY
MARIAN PITCHER CLARK
THE DESIRE TO HEAL
AGNES E. HEDENBERGH
NO LITTLE FOXES
ELLA G. COX
LETTER FROM HOME: LESSON-SERMON
Hazel Harper Brandner
THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER
Helen Wood Bauman
NO ANIMALITY IN GOD'S LIKENESS
John J. Selover
I am grateful for all that Christian Science...
Marcel M. Gerber
When I was quite a young girl,...
During many years the study of...
Burd Gath Thayer
At one time in my experience I...
Hilda J. Carrasco
It is with a deep sense of gratitude...
Almost twenty years ago, in a...
Margaret S. Farmer
We thank God and Christian Science...
Marcella C. Hardies
I am unceasingly grateful for the...
Barbara Kinsley Koehler
A few years ago a skin irritation...
Elizabeth N. Thompson
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