Sometimes one hears it voiced that the Sermon on the Mount is interesting reading, but that it cannot be obeyed in actual living because of its impracticality; that one cannot put spiritual things first, as it teaches, and remain humanly secure. Christ Jesus tells us (Matt. 7:13, 14), "Enter ye in at the strait gate: ... because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life."

Remaining loyal to and practicing the precepts in this great sermon provide the narrow gate leading to heaven, harmony. Was our Way-shower asking of us an impossible task?

On page 12 of "Miscellaneous Writings," Mary Baker Eddy says, "Every man and woman should be to-day a law to himself, herself, —a law of loyalty to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount."' Christian Science teaches that one may remain loyal to this sermon by keeping a vigilant watch over his thinking, clearing out by denial all that is unlike God, good, and claiming as his own the pure and perfect qualities of God.

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