When Truth is demonstrated, progress is inevitable

It takes courage and vision to break through conventional thinking and discover something new. But people's resistance to the new and progressive usually gives way when something is obviously practical and proved to work.

For instance, in 1853 an English engineer, George Cayley, was the first man to make a glider that actually flew. Then followed the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who advanced the science of flight by fitting a light engine to one of their gliders. In 1903, Orville flew a machine under power for the first time. Today, less than a century later, we take for granted the jumbo jet that transports millions of passengers each year.

Around the same time flight was being explored, another intrepid poineer, Mary Baker Eddy, made a breakthrough in the field of religion and called her discovery Christian Science. Her breakthrough in the practice of Christian healing convinced her that the scientific Christianity Jesus had practiced can still be demonstrated today.

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Meetings for youth of all faiths
July 29, 1991

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