Follow the bright white line

Most people who have driven at night on a winding two-lane road can probably relate to this situation: You’re coming around a bend when an oncoming vehicle approaches, and the glare of its headlights makes it increasingly difficult to see which way the road before you will turn. Good thing there’s a bright white line on the right side of your lane to show the path ahead! Focusing your eyes on that line as it winds along in front of you tells you what you need to know to steer safely.

The above scenario is a useful analogy relating to our lives individually and collectively as a Church. Through God’s love, Christ Jesus, you could say, laid down that guiding white line, and Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, came along and freshly traced that line, amplifying it to make it so clear no one can miss it. Jesus described his life and mission as “the way” (John 14:6)—and Mrs. Eddy’s life and words, explaining that “way,” are indispensable for a safe journey, so much so that Christian Scientists refer to her affectionately as “Leader.”

When challenges approach that would attempt to obscure your path, you know you have a bright white line to follow—the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings.

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