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Be a pioneer!
Picture yourself going ashore from the Niña, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria alongside Columbus. A white heron wings against the sky over you and flies into a deep green forest where no one you know has ever been before.
Or imagine yourself traveling west in a covered wagon, as my great-grandmother did. Many people now live happily in the desert. But the pioneers had to come first. It wasn't always easy being a pioneer. It took courage, but the rewards of freedom and a fresh start in life were great. People found new lives.
Christ Jesus was a pioneer, too, in the most important way. He led the whole world in finding good, which is God. And Mary Baker Eddy, who followed him, was the pioneer in Christian Science. We call her its Discoverer. On the first page of her book, Science and Health, she writes, "It is the task of the sturdy pioneer to hew the tall oak and to cut the rough granite." Science and Health, p. vii; She was talking about something more than clearing the land of boulders or trees. We can explore with her the way to new discoveries of what God is. "Jesus marked out the way," ibid., p. 227; she also says. Following his trail blazes, we find ourselves in a land of joy and harmony, the kingdom of God that Jesus said is "within you." Luke 17:21.
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Ready willingness to serve God
C. EARLE ARMSTRONG
Demonstrating our spiritual identity
RICHARD CLAUDE HAW
Like a magic penny
Poverty is not a power
Mind's control in time of crisis
Written for the Sentinel
You're no time bomb
FLORENCE B. ARNETT
Healing delayed? Start kedging!
BENJAMIN M. HENSLEY
Turning threats into promises
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Effect and side effect
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Be a pioneer!
Julie Ann Cominotti
Dorothy F. London
Our twin son and daughter were born prematurely
HELEN FADER POULTON
After a bad fall I found that I could not raise my arm
ROBERT D. STRANATHAN
One Sunday after we ate lunch my tummy hurt
NICOLA RUTH CHAPLIN
Many years ago I chose to rely on Christian Science treatment...
IRIS V. BARTON with contributions from JAMES L. SWARTOUT