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What is wisdom?
Originally published in the March 15, 1891 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 22)
When the true, spiritual Idea of God was born to human consciousness, wise men from the east saw his star and followed it, and found the infant king of kings. Here they left their treasures of worldly wisdom, and returned home another way,—the way of wisdom.
But the scribes and pharisees who sat in Moses’ seat, knew nothing of the greater signs of healing which came by him who has said,—“No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
To-day, the greatest lack of wisdom is not to know that every word of Truth, which tarries in human consciousness, in literature, pulpit, oratory or scientific circles, must be brought back to the seamless garment of Christian Science, which cannot be rent by creeds and doctrines of men. Is it wise to say this in the face of the civil society of Christendom, whose medico-scientific-creedal gods of matter are liable to personal anger, or cold disdain? Having been led by wisdom to know this mighty Truth, it would be unwise not to declare it, since we are forbidden to cover iniquity in high places. Who is making cheap merchandise of the Word of God to-day, saying, “Salvation is free?” Who are the Scientists that are making free merchandise of Christian Science, when its value is above rubies?
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