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hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the
Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and
this advance beyond matter must come
through the joys and triumphs of the righteous
as well as through their sorrows and afflictions.
Like our Master, we must depart from material sense
into the spiritual sense of being.
(The thorns and flowers)
The God-inspired walk calmly on though it be with
bleeding footprints, and in the hereafter they will reap
what they now sow. The pampered hypocrite
may have a flowery pathway here, but
he cannot forever break the Golden Rule and escape the
(Healing early lost)
The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave
by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his
earthly mission; but in the Christian Church
this demonstration of healing was early lost,
about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient
school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology
ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of
Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have
before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered
him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and
then sat down at the right hand of the Father.
Persecuted from city to city, his apostles still went about
doing good deeds, for which they were maligned and
stoned. The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at.
Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing
to practise. It was enough for them to believe in a national
Deity; but that belief, from their time to ours, has never
made a disciple who could cast out evils and heal the sick.