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The Last Beatitude
In the Sermon on the Mount our Master, Christ Jesus, set forth this profound beatitude: "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven." Matt. 5:11, 12;
In her study of the Beatitudes the writer was always able to love and understand the first seven. It was easy to acknowledge that the poor in spirit, the mourners, the meek, those who hungered and thirsted after righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, and the peacemakers were blessed. But she could not understand how one could be blessed when he was persecuted for expressing the Christ in his daily life nor how he could rejoice and be glad—"exceeding glad."
However, as she has observed the lives and experiences of Christian Scientists, she has realized that it is truly a blessed experience to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness and that one can be "exceeding glad" for the privilege of drinking of the Master's cup.
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The Importance of Listening
GORDON V. COMER
Moral Standards versus Conformity
GLADYS C. GIRARD
Love Meets Our Needs
WILLIAM J. EMERY
WHEN YOU PRAY
Distinguishing Good from Evil
ALLENE E. THORNBURGH
"A faith-lighted thought"
FLINT LEWIS TOWNSEND
The Last Beatitude
LA VONA LINHARDT
Turn to the Light
The Servant Church
Helen Wood Bauman
Why Are We Here?
Alan A. Aylwin
For the protective power of Christian Science I am very grateful...
Barbara D. Morrow
Christian Science was presented to my mother before I was...
Mildred B. Henry
The blessings of Christian Science have been bountiful in my...
Nancy R. Andersen
It is with great joy and gratitude to God for Mrs. Eddy, who...
Beulah Electa Schmidt
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are...
Aileen E. Anderson
Discovery of the infinite efficacy of Christian Science has brought...
Joy Stonham Robbins
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Ira Zepp