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fool or an object of loathing; but there is a very sharp
remembrance of it, a suffering inconceivably terrible to
man's self-respect. Puffing the obnoxious fumes of tobacco,
or chewing a leaf naturally attractive to no creature
except a loathsome worm, is at least disgusting.
Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters -
passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered
only by a mighty struggle. Every
hour of delay makes the struggle more severe.
If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush
out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian
Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the
weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal
and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above
itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and
good-will to man.
Let the slave of wrong desire learn the lessons of Christian
Science, and he will get the better of that desire,
and ascend a degree in the scale of health, happiness,
If delusion says, "I have lost my memory," contradict
it. No faculty of Mind is lost. In Science, all
being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious
in every action. Let the perfect model be
present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized
opposite. This spiritualization of thought lets in the light,
and brings the divine Mind, Life not death, into your
(Sin a form of insanity)
There are many species of insanity. All sin is insanity
in different degrees. Sin is spared from
this classification, only because its method of
madness is in consonance with common mortal belief.