The Simplicity of Jesus' Teachings

In the present era of rapidly expanding materialism and complex knowledge, we should often pause to consider the simple teachings of Christ Jesus and note their effect upon the lives of his followers. Mary Baker Eddy says of the Master (Retrospection and Introspection, pp. 91, 92): "His holy humility, unworldliness, and self-abandonment wrought infinite results. The method of his religion was not too simple to be sublime, nor was his power so exalted as to be unavailable for the needs of suffering mortals, whose wounds he healed by Truth and Love."

There is nothing abstruse or complicated about the method of the Master's religion. The parables, the Sermon on the Mount, the Golden Rule, and the precepts calling for obedience to God's laws provide the most profound lessons of life with utter directness and simplicity. They present the essence of intelligence. They are unsurpassed in their ability to regenerate human character and to free men from material bondage. Jesus' works illustrated what he taught.

Our Need: Spiritual Discernment
March 25, 1961

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