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The Rule of Patience
The textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, is full of rules for demonstrating this Science. All are important. One of them is the rule of patience. Mrs. Eddy states it thus: "Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must 'have her perfect work.' " Science and Health, p. 454;
The Bible also sets forth the rule of patience in many places. James states it thus: "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:2-4; Christ Jesus was a model of infinite patience.
Striving to follow the Master's example in all things, the Christian Scientist finds patience salutary in dealing with all forms of discord, including those encountered in marriage, family, and home relationships. Under the marginal heading "Patience is wisdom," Mrs. Eddy writes: "Husbands and wives should never separate if there is no Christian demand for it. It is better to await the logic of events than for a wife precipitately to leave her husband or for a husband to leave his wife. If one is better than the other, as must always be the case, the other pre-eminently needs good company." Science and Health, p. 66;
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