"Comfort's art"

Dear to the Christian is Jesus' promise, quoted by St. John, "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth" (14:16, 17). To thousands of people, this Comforter, or Spirit of truth, has come with the discovery of Christian Science by Mrs. Eddy. She writes in her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 9). "This spirit of God is made manifest in the flesh, healing and saving men—it is the Christ, Comforter, 'which taketh away the sin of the world;' and yet Christ is rejected of men!"

One may know of Christian Science and love it but unless he is utilizing the Comforter's ability to comfort, he is denying the office of the Christ to heal and save. Isaiah preceded his prophecy of the deliverance of Israel with the words (40:1). "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God."

What does it mean "to comfort"? It means to console, to give hope and strength in place of fear and discouragement. How firmly and tenderly does Christian Science do this by its unequivocal teachings that God, Love, is the only power, presence, and Mind; that everything ungodlike is powerless and unreal; that the creation of our Father-Mother God is purely spiritual, eternally safe in Him!

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"Christ's music-tone"
March 13, 1965

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