The Vitality of Truth

There certainly is nothing dry and difficult about the study and application of Christian Science. At first, its concepts and terminology may seem abstruse and abstract, because the human mind is unaccustomed to thinking in metaphysical terms. However, persistent effort will soon lift the student beyond his first difficulties and reveal a glimpse of the vast possibilities open to spiritually enlightened thought. Mrs. Eddy was cognizant of this transitional phase, for she writes, "To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow." Science and Health, p. 558;

There is an innate vitality and buoyancy in true spirituality that feeds thought and encourages the student of Christian Science to continue his endeavors. His study of the Bible and of Science and Health and Mrs. Eddy's other writings awakens in him the love of goodness that is native to the real selfhood of man. Spiritual progress then ceases to be a tiresome chore and is seen in its true light as the basis of happiness and fulfillment. Life becomes an adventure, not a difficult trial. Challenges are encountered but are surmounted as opportunities for individual growth. The good already experienced is a foretaste of even better things ahead. The student then presses on to higher ground, confident that hope and true expectancy will be fully realized as his understanding of God, divine Love, increases and the recognition of the real man's unity with this Love becomes clarified.

Christian Science Church Center
April 5, 1969

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