Truth is not a formula

Tools, instructions, machines, gadgets of all kinds—many of them run by electric power—are available to us today. More and more refined and developed for special purposes on the one hand, and more and more standardized to fit the machines in factories and the electric or mechanical facilities in our private homes on the other hand. We just write to a firm or call it on the telephone, or walk into a shop and order what we need. Acquiring material helps is quite simple. Mere routine.

You might ask, How about working out a problem in Christian Science? If you have hurt your foot, caught a cold, lost your job, is there a particular quotation from the Bible or from one of Mrs. Eddy's writings for each of these, to be looked up and studied as a simple routine, much as you would take a tool down from a shelf or out of a drawer?

The answer, of course, is no.

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