The Rewards of True Listening

"To hear angelic utterances . . . we must humbly listen
for them by silencing the clamor of personal sense"

A Christian Scientist was sitting on the beach one day with her two nieces. Suddenly she was impelled to move to a safer place nearer the concrete sea wall. No sooner were they all comfortably settled in a new location than a big wave unexpectedly flooded the entire area where they had been sitting, soaking the remaining picnickers.

The protection which resulted from the timely change of place so impressed one of the nieces that she asked her aunt what had prompted her to move. The child had recently learned in the Christian Science Sunday School the definition of "angels," given on page 581 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy: "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality." The aunt therefore illustrated the practicality of this definition by answering, "An angel told me to move."

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The Irradiance of Day
July 7, 1962

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