"The gate ... called Beautiful"

On page ix of "Miscellaneous Writings," Mrs. Eddy quotes the apothegm, "The noblest charity is to prevent a man from accepting charity; and the best alms are to show and to enable a man to dispense with alms."

When at "the gate ... called Beautiful" (Acts 3:2), Peter and John were confronted with a man suffering from lifelong lameness, who asked alms of them, Peter said, "Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk." And then the lame man rose up and walked and went with them into the temple, "walking, and leaping, and praising God."

The lame man, without funds, had within his being the same potential which is in the consciousness of each individual. He needed only to be awakened from the dream of life in matter, or finity, to his God-given heritage of all good.

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"The pure in heart"
November 7, 1964

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