"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have...

"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage" (Ps. 16:6). Until I started studying Christian Science, these words from Scripture meant nothing to me. Today I find myself waking each morning with them on my lips. For the past two decades they have been proved in all aspects of my experience.

I owe my happy marriage entirely to Christian Science, which I began to study soon after I was married for the second time. Without the application of the truths Mrs. Eddy presents so vividly in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, I know I would have ended up in the divorce court, as I did with my first marriage. However, through learning to express more love, and to change many poor character traits, I was able to make myself worthy of a companionship for which I cannot adequately express my gratitude. With the guidance of a dedicated Christian Science practitioner, I started to apply what is pointed out in that fine paragraph on page 242 of the textbook: "Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love,—which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death."

I also prayed and worked constantly with the entire chapter on Marriage in the textbook. Through daily study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly I was able to gain some understanding of the fatherhood and motherhood of God, and of myself as the reflection of Mind, Soul, and Love.

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Words of Current Interest
October 16, 1971

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