Simple things mean a lot

As a youngster, I felt keenly the reverence that was held for the Scriptures in our home. I remember my mother putting my brother and me to bed and waiting with us as we repeated the Lord's Prayer. I remember my mother's moral precept that one could not tell a lie, for one lie would necessitate another, and then another, until one would inevitably be caught in a web of deceit and have to face the consequences. Truth will out, she would have said.

One quiet moral and spiritual precept built on another— "precept upon precept; ... here a little, and there a little." Isa. 28:10. It is a simple method, rooted in the heart and mind of a man or woman or child. There is simplicity to truth.

Mary Baker Eddy speaks of the simplicity of Christian Science. At one point she writes, "To mortal sense Christian Science seems abstract, but the process is simple and the results are sure if the Science is understood." Science and Health, p. 459.

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Christ stills complaint
October 20, 1986

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