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"No redundant drop"
The usual response of humanity to persecution is to resent it. Self-pity takes over, holding the aggrieved one in a personal state of thought. And troubles are thus prolonged. Rebellion was not the way Christ Jesus followed or taught. He was meek in the face of mortals' inhumanity and forgave those who tormented him.
Christian Science interprets the Master's life, explaining the Principle of his steadfast love to be God, the one Father of man. In the light of his knowledge of God's infinitude, Jesus recognized the unreality of all that contradicts the presence of justice and goodness. He refused to respond to the machinations of the physical senses, which constantly attempted to deceive him with their false presentments of man as a sinful mortal. These presentments Jesus recognized as the liar's lies, the misconceptions of a spurious mind, a mind that is not God.
Refusing to give identity to lies, Jesus remained untouched by them, uninfluenced to retaliate with worldly weapons of hate or revenge; hence his willingness to drink the cup of bitter effort and his ability to bear what needed to be borne in order that he might prove for all men and for all time to come the power of Christliness over evil. The true idea of sonship must be understood as real and its opposite, the mortal sense of manhood, as unreal.
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Combating Subversion with Science
Happiness Is of God
Teaching the Little Ones
ELIZABETH GlLLETTE BAKER
My Hydrangea Plant
LENORA B. JOHNSON
MARY HIGGINS REED
Inspiration Is from God
W. BURTON WEBSTER
Rodney Learns to Help
GENEVIEVE THOMAS BURRISS
"No redundant drop"
Helen Wood Bauman
"The prosperity of Christian Science"
Carl J. Welz
At the birth of our daughter...
Ann Rymer Ormes
A testimony telling of my first...
H. Stanley Bullock
When Christian Science was...
Millicent Lampe Sullivan
Nearly thirty years ago sciatica...
Elisabeth Anna Rucker with contributions from Ludwig Franz Rucker
When I was a schoolgirl, I...
Elsie L. Landry
Christian Science has met all...
Estelle Adamson Melton
I am humbly grateful that God...
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Joseph G. Molner, Edward V. Rickenbacker