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Editorial Title: Our Ideals (Fear not little flock)
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Scribe: Ebenezer J. Foster Eddy 
Date: July 15, 1888
Manuscript Description: This document is in Ebenezer J. Foster Eddy's handwriting, with corrections and edits by Mary Baker Eddy.
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Our Ideals

Sermon by the Pastor of the Church of Christ Scientist

Boston, MassachusettsAs Written:Mas. July 15 1888.

Text Luke 12.32. Fear not little flock for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. The progenitorsAs Written:proginitors of the Jews in Patriarchal days were nomads the occupation tending their flocks was lucrative and every man was more or less a shepherdAs Written:shepard, from the Sheik down to the slave. The Eastern shepherdsAs Written:shepards life was attend with hardship and danger. His food was at the mercy of nature's precarious supplies . To shield from the attacks of savage beasts and predatory hoardsAs Written:hords the shepherdsAs Written:shepards built towers whence to spy danger at a distance and to protect their flocks from the inclemency of the seasons. The ShepherdAs Written:Sheperd carried a rod which could be used as a weapon & a crook for handling his sheep He numbered his sheep by passing them under this rod as they entered the door of the fold. Three words common to our language are scripture emphatically descriptiveAs Written:discriptive in scripture of the nature and character of God. These words are ShepherdAs Written:Shepard, Father, Mother. The Hebrew bard sang "The Lord is my shepard I shall not want."Ps 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Editorial Note: This psalm has been traditionally ascribed to King David. In this oriental phraseologyAs Written:praziology his faith seems implicit and to rise into rest. The simile is complete but the difference noteworthy between intelligent human faith and blind instinct or the great moral distance between the animal and spiritual This also revives that trite truism from the lips of our Lord of how much more value is a man than a sheepMatt 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. . The Great ShepherdAs Written:Shepard [?] rearsUnclear or illegiblerears God crownedAs Written:crownd tower for His flock. It is not a miracle in stone like the renowned pyramidAs Written:pirimidEditorial Note: The Great Pyramid of Giza, located near El Giza in Egypt, is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and was completed in 2560 BCE as a tomb for Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (in Greek, Cheops). it is a miracle of Mind . Its foundation is Love, its apex is Love and every golden stair that leads to its top is Love increasing in degree as it winds upward. From this refugeAs Written:reffuge and and strong tower the foe is seen at a distance and in advance of danger . If a watch is kept he never gets nearer The Great shepherd leadeth forth His flocks in the morning in the bright hours when the light of faith bursts upon the understanding and affections. Divine Truth leads forth the human thought from the lower to the higher ideals in pain and physical anguish when the o'er burdened mind clings to the suffering induced by its own false concept of sickness and feels its own subjective state of thought and clings to matter instead of Spirit and is suffering because of this clinging into freedom and relief. At night the Great ShepherdAs Written:Shepard takes back His flock into the fold. When the heartAs Written:hart has grown weary and oppressed and hope deferred toil unrewarded ingratitude and betrayal shadows as with a paul life and its environments. The Great ShepherdAs Written:Shepard gives rest and safety in the Divine -- so full so free it unfolds the aching heartAs Written:hart and lays it upon the heartAs Written:hart of God. All that I know of His heartAs Written:hart I have learned from my own when it was pierced and looked up to Him whom it had pierced remembering his patience and love and reviving my own through this great shadow of the Almighty and finding rest under His wings in the secret place of the Most HighPs 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . If one of His flock strayeth the Great ShepherdAs Written:Shepard is not unmindful of His wanderer. His love searcheth after him and leadeth him back forcibly or gently if he is unwilling to return to the fold.Matt 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? Matt 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Matt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Luke 15:3 ¶And he spake this parable unto them, saying, Luke 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Luke 15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Editorial Note: Eddy is here alluding to Jesus' parable of the lost sheep (Matt:18:12-14 and Luke:15:3-7). The parable is also found in saying 107 of the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. He numbereth His sheep whom He loveth He chastenethHeb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. The law of Good that demands the punishment of evil is not enough to chasten and subdue and and destroy the mortal sense of sin. The sense must come into the Gospel suffering, the sharp grief that Love awakens over sin, and this suffering atones for evil by uniting the affections to Good and the freedom of Love untempted unrepentantAs Written:unrepentent and triumphant. God as our Father is the next sweetest concept of the babe in Christ. The child knows his father will provide for him. He needs to take no thought for the morrowMatt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. He says in simple glee father will bring me food and clothes and all beautiful things and useful. The father cares for the education of his child, his culture and refinement of mind and manners. His wisdom supplies the lack of years in experience in his offspringAs Written:ofspring It is at once a prophesy and a proverb to the young life for which he careth and provideth. His love hath made it light to him that it leads forth in the morning of light while the dewsAs Written:dues of youth are uponAs Written:uppon him. Our Master said all things are prepared of me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son but the Father"Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. How blestAs Written:blist to know that His judgmentAs Written:judgement is righteous. That if others misjudge and condemn unjustly the Father knoweth the son. He remembers the simple trust purity and Truth uncontaminated and speaks for his child the truth of his affection, motives, words and works and sayeth judge notMatt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. . He that searcheth the heartAs Written:hart is not displeased with the true seeker who followeth whithersoever He leads. Another degree in the line of ascent and Deity is characterized by the word Mother. Here thought walks boundless and conception unconfined finds wings to reach His glory. O! The mysteryAs Written:mistery of the Divine Motherhood. Who is not thrilledAs Written:thrilld by a sense of this infinite self within a self, all heart, the unity of love and bonds of God, without gender number or person. All in one One in All. The wise manEditorial Note: The author of the Song of Solomon. This book in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, who as known for his wisdom. Some scholars today believe that it is unlikely that the author of this book was actually Solomon. saith of this higher concept of the nature and character of God: "My Dove my undefiled is but one. She is the only one of her Mother"Song 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. Another degree in the scale of being and we name it the highest ideal of the God-head. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Spiritually interpreted by the tongue of Science is this: Father and Mother, Son and Daughter, in the essence of the Divine unity of Divine Science, no human concept here. One God one man one mind to declare them but this is not the absorption of mans and womans individuality into the individual God, it is the radiation of individuality in its distinctive forms and qualitiesAs Written:quallities up to the infinite calculus of being. The ideals of different individuals are not the same hence they must to some extent live and thrive apart. This is no heavy burden when we considerAs Written:concider vastness of the realm of mortal mind. There is room enough there to float into spiritual latitudes without collision Larger than the broad domain of the earths surface and the lands of Abraham and LotGen 13:5 ¶And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. Gen 13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. Gen 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. Gen 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Gen 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. Gen 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Gen 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Gen 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. Gen 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. is the boundaryAs Written:boundery of benevolenceAs Written:benevolance justice and truth. These are the domains of the thoughts of Christian Scientists. Outside of this realm of the real there are no scientific states of mind. Divest Christian Science of its Divinity and there is nothing left of it. Christian Science so permeates thought and life with goodness that they distillAs Written:distil joy, health, and holiness on the lives of others as silently and gently as the due refreseth the flower, and the morning light melteth the shadow. Christian Science is suffering violence. It is profanedAs Written:profamed and prostrated by all who take it by forceMatt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. of intellect alone. The affections, the immortal cravings of the chastened human heartAs Written:hart only yearn for, and are able to touch the hem of its garment and be madeAs Written:mad whole The fatal folly and last resort of inability and envy, the vainAs Written:vane attempt to separateAs Written:sepperate a man or woman from his or her ideal. This can no more be rent asunder than God and heaven, soul and body alias life and its manifestation, Principle and its idea, cause and effect. Take if you can Paul apart from his doctrines. If you misunderstand or hate Paul if you accuse him falsely, you never can understand his teachings and must in fact dislike them and misconceiveAs Written:misconcieve their real import. If Christian Science is demonstrably true, not one statement can be added or diminished to its principle and rule that is true. Christian Science demonstrated healing the sick casting out evils and raising the dead understanding is the ideal of its discoverer at this period. Is this a true ideal. Yes replies the verbose mental healer but Mrs Eddy is false and I have got the true ideal. There is not on the earth today a true ideal of mind healing that has not been borrowed or plagiarizedAs Written:plagerized from Science and Health. Room for the lepersAs Written:leapors. Give everyone his place and space. Render to CaesarAs Written:Ceaser the things that are Caesar'sAs Written:CeasersMatt 22:21 They say unto him, Cæsar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. but think not to mingle the human and Divine in Science. Whatever is absolute Science is absolutely unsusceptibleAs Written:unsusceptable of unchangeableAs Written:unchangable and there remains Science. My sense of justice largeness and goodness is just what was Abrahams when he said to Lot Let there be no strife between thee and me, between thy As Written:heardsmen and my As Written:heardsmen for we be brethren &c SeparateAs Written:Sepperate from me I pray thee.Gen 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Gen 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. separationAs Written:Sepperation is inevitable where the ideal of one individual is going up and the other goingAs Written:gowing down. They must part company but it should be as brethren loathAs Written:loth to part, but seeing its necessity, to part with a benediction. The diametrical line of Christian Science is love for God and man. Take away one iota of love for man and you have taken so much out of the scale for God. God is the Principle of Christian Science and if you loseAs Written:loose a part of the Principle by an improper conception of it you will fail in demonstrating it as in the parable of the Stewards to whom the Lord delayed His coming. The perception of this Science was obscure, and this Steward began to beat his man servants and maidAs Written:made servantsLuke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; Matt 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; Matt 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; . The mind belabored its helpful thoughts, chided its ideas of healing on one principle only. Wanted two opposite principles and rules for the same demonstration. And then droppedAs Written:droped into eating and drinking, appealed to the sensesAs Written:sences instead of Science. And thence followed the fall. The wine of their fornicationRev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. made them drunken. Intoxicate with the animal sense, urged on by its magnetismAs Written:magnitism of envy and the malice of the silent operatorAs Written:opperator to falsehood, evil speaking, backbiting, injustice, oblivious of the golden ruleMatt 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. , and infuriated by other minds it tramples upon the principle involved in the practice of Christian Science, and saith unblushingly: "I am a Christian Scientist When the unity of the Principle of Christian Science is understood and demonstrated through the rule of Love then learn a parable of the fig treeMatt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. That when it puteth forth its buds the summer is nigh learn that the fruits of Love are the only buds upon this vine of which our Father is husbandmanJohn 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. , and the promise of their maturity is at hand. But when you behold the fruits of hatred clandestine movements, betrayal, fear to face the truth, that would uncover and destroy the falsehoodAs Written:falshood then know that the abomination of desolationMatt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Dan 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. Dan 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Editorial Note: The "abomination of desolation" has been given various interpretations by Jewish and Christian writers, as well as by modern scholars. Some, for example, believe it refers to the setting up of a statue of Zeus in the Second Temple in Jerusalem by Antiochus IV Epiphanes (c. 215BCE-164BCE) during his persecution of the Jews. spoken of by Daniel the prophet standeth in holy places. O! Loyal Christian Scientists having done all standEph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. . Your ideals are rising to the unity of Good and every step of this assent is one as much higher than the last as the risen spirit is above the cloud. Keep the faith, finish your course there is laid up for you a crown of righteousnessII Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. that eye hath not seen nor ear heardI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. . The unlimited love, the universal justice irresistibleAs Written:irresistable strength and more than regal majesty of well done good and faithfulMatt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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Our Ideals

Sermon by the Pastor of the Church of Christ Scientist

Boston, Corrected:Massachusetts. July 15 1888.

Text Luke 12.32. Fear not little flock for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. The proginitorsCorrected:progenitors of the Jews in Patriarchal days were nomads the occupation tending their flocks was lucrative and every man was more or less a shepardCorrected:shepherd, from the Sheik down to the slave. The Eastern shepardsCorrected:shepherds life was attend with hardship and danger. His food was at the mercy of nature's the precarious supplies that nature gave. To shield from the attacks of savage beasts and predatory hordsCorrected:hoards the shepardsCorrected:shepherds built towers for shelter and or lookouts whence to spy the danger at a distance afar off and to protect their flocks from the inclemency of the seasons. The SheperdCorrected:Shepherd carried a rod which could be used as a weapon & a crook for handling his sheep for his own defense and with which to manage his flocks He numbered his sheep by passing them under this rod as when they entered the door of the fold. Three words common to our language are in scripture emphatically discriptiveCorrected:descriptive in the scripture of the nature and character of God. These words are ShepardCorrected:Shepherd, Father, Mother. The Hebrew bard sang singeth "The Lord is my shepard I shall not want."Ps 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Editorial Note: This psalm has been traditionally ascribed to King David. In this oriental praziologyCorrected:phraseology his the Psalmists faith seems implicit and to rise into rest. The simile is complete but the difference is noteworthy between intelligent human faith and blind animal and blind following through instinct or between the great moral distance there is between the animal and ideals and spiritual ideals and it This also revives that trite truism from the lips of our Lord of how much more value is a man than than a sheepMatt 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. . The Great ShepardCorrected:Shepherd [?] rearsUnclear or illegiblerears God crowndCorrected:crowned spiritual capped tower for His flock. It is not a miracle in stone like the renowned great pirimidCorrected:pyramidEditorial Note: The Great Pyramid of Giza, located near El Giza in Egypt, is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and was completed in 2560 BCE as a tomb for Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (in Greek, Cheops). in the interior Africa it is a miracle of Mind the defensive omnipotent power of love. Its foundation is Love, its apex is Love and every golden stair that leads to its top is Love increasing in degree as it winds upward. From this reffugeCorrected:refuge and and strong tower the foe is seen at a distance and home and abroad in advance of danger is not one is shielded from its attacks. If a watch is kept up he never gets nearer In the morning The Great shepherd He leadeth forth His flocks in in the morning in the bright hours when the light of faith bursts upon the understanding and affections. Divine Truth leads forth the human thought from the lower to the higher ideals in pain and physical anguish when the o'er burdened mind clings to the suffering induced by its own false concept of sickness and feels its own subjective state of thought and clings to matter instead of Spirit and is suffering because of this clinging into freedom and relief. At night the Great ShepardCorrected:Shepherd takes back His flock into the fold. When the hartCorrected:heart has grown weary and oppressed and hope deferred toil unrewarded ingratitude and betrayal shadows as with a paul life and its environments. The Great ShepardCorrected:Shepherd gives rest and safety in the Divine -- so full so free it unfolds the aching hartCorrected:heart and lays it upon the hartCorrected:heart of God. All that I know of His hartCorrected:heart I have learned from my own when it was pierced and looked up to Him whom it had pierced remembering his patience and love and reviving my own through this great shadow of the Almighty and finding rest under His wings in the secret place of the Most HighPs 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . If one of His flock strayeth the Great ShepardCorrected:Shepherd is not unmindful of His wanderer. His love searcheth after him and leadeth him back forcibly or gently if he is unwilling to return to the fold.Matt 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? Matt 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Matt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Luke 15:3 ¶And he spake this parable unto them, saying, Luke 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Luke 15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Editorial Note: Eddy is here alluding to Jesus' parable of the lost sheep (Matt:18:12-14 and Luke:15:3-7). The parable is also found in saying 107 of the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. He numbereth His sheep whom He loveth He chastenethHeb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. The law of Good that demands the punishment of evil is not enough to chasten and subdue and and destroy the mortal sense of sin. The sense must come into the Gospel suffering, the sharp grief that Love awakens over sin, and this suffering atones for evil by uniting the affections to Good and the freedom of Love untempted unrepententCorrected:unrepentant and triumphant. God as our Father is the next sweetest concept of the babe in Christ. The child knows his father will provide for him. He needs to take no thought for the morrowMatt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. He says in simple glee father will bring me food and clothes and all beautiful things and useful. The father cares for the education of his child, his culture and refinement of mind and manners. His wisdom supplies the lack of years in experience in his ofspringCorrected:offspring It is at once a prophesy and a proverb to the young life for which he careth and provideth. His love hath made it light to him that it leads forth in the morning of light while the duesCorrected:dews of youth are upponCorrected:upon him. Our Master said all things are prepared of me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son but the Father"Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. How blistCorrected:blest to know that His judgementCorrected:judgment is righteous. That if others misjudge and condemn unjustly the Father knoweth the son. He remembers the simple trust purity and Truth uncontaminated and speaks for his child the truth of his affection, motives, words and works and sayeth judge notMatt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. . He that searcheth the hartCorrected:heart is not displeased with the true seeker who followeth whithersoever He leads. Another degree in the line of ascent and Deity is characterized by the word Mother. Here thought walks boundless and conception unconfined finds wings to reach His glory. O! The misteryCorrected:mystery of the Divine Motherhood. Who is not thrilldCorrected:thrilled by a sense of this infinite self within a self, all heart, the unity of love and bonds of God, without gender number or person. All in one One in All. The wise manEditorial Note: The author of the Song of Solomon. This book in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, who as known for his wisdom. Some scholars today believe that it is unlikely that the author of this book was actually Solomon. saith of this higher concept of the nature and character of God: "My Dove my undefiled is but one. She is the only one of her Mother"Song 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. Another degree in the scale of being and we name it the highest ideal of the God-head. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Spiritually interpreted by the tongue of Science is this: Father and Mother, Son and Daughter, in the essence of the Divine unity of Divine Science, no human concept here. One God one man one mind to declare them but this is not the absorption of mans and womans individuality into the individual God, it is the radiation of individuality in its distinctive forms and quallitiesCorrected:qualities up to the infinite calculus of being. The ideals of different individuals are not the same hence they must to some extent live and thrive apart. This is no heavy burden when we conciderCorrected:consider vastness of the realm of mortal mind. There is room enough there to float into spiritual latitudes without collision Larger than the broad domain of the earths surface and the lands of Abraham and LotGen 13:5 ¶And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. Gen 13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. Gen 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. Gen 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Gen 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. Gen 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Gen 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Gen 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. Gen 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. is the bounderyCorrected:boundary of benevolanceCorrected:benevolence justice and truth. These are the domains of the thoughts of Christian Scientists. Outside of this realm of the real there are no scientific states of mind. Divest Christian Science of its Divinity and there is nothing left of it. Christian Science so permeates thought and life with goodness that they distilCorrected:distill joy, health, and holiness on the lives of others as silently and gently as the due refreseth the flower, and the morning light melteth the shadow. Christian Science is suffering violence. It is profamedCorrected:profaned and prostrated by all who take it by forceMatt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. of intellect alone. The affections, the immortal cravings of the chastened human hartCorrected:heart only yearn for, and are able to touch the hem of its garment and be madCorrected:made whole The fatal folly and last resort of inability and envy, the vaneCorrected:vain attempt to sepperateCorrected:separate a man or woman from his or her ideal. This can no more be rent asunder than God and heaven, soul and body alias life and its manifestation, Principle and its idea, cause and effect. Take if you can Paul apart from his doctrines. If you misunderstand or hate Paul if you accuse him falsely, you never can understand his teachings and must in fact dislike them and misconcieveCorrected:misconceive their real import. If Christian Science is demonstrably true, not one statement can be added or diminished to its principle and rule that is true. Christian Science demonstrated healing the sick casting out evils and raising the dead understanding is the ideal of its discoverer at this period. Is this a true ideal. Yes replies the verbose mental healer but Mrs Eddy is false and I have got the true ideal. There is not on the earth today a true ideal of mind healing that has not been borrowed or plagerizedCorrected:plagiarized from Science and Health. Room for the leaporsCorrected:lepers. Give everyone his place and space. Render to CeaserCorrected:Caesar the things that are CeasersCorrected:Caesar'sMatt 22:21 They say unto him, Cæsar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. but think not to mingle not the human and Divine in Science. Whatever is absolute Science is absolutely unsusceptableCorrected:unsusceptible of unchangableCorrected:unchangeable and there remains Science. My sense of justice largeness and goodness is just what was Abrahams when he said to Lot Let there be no strife between thee and me, between thy heardsmenCorrected: and my heardsmenCorrected: for we be brethren &c SepperateCorrected:Separate from me I pray thee.Gen 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Gen 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. SepperationCorrected:separation is inevitable where the ideal of one individual is going up and the other gowingCorrected:going down. They must part company but it should be as brethren lothCorrected:loath to part, but seeing its necessity, to part with a benediction. The diametrical line of Christian Science is love for God and man. Take away one iota of love for man and you have taken so much out of the scale for God. God is the Principle of Christian Science and if you looseCorrected:lose a part of the Principle by an improper conception of it you will fail in demonstrating it as in the parable of the Stewards to whom the Lord delayed His coming. The perception of this Science was obscure, and this Steward began to beat his man servants and madeCorrected:maid servantsLuke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; Matt 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; Matt 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; . The mind belabored its helpful thoughts, chided its ideas of healing on one principle only. Wanted two opposite principles and rules for the same demonstration. And then dropedCorrected:dropped into eating and drinking, appealed to the sencesCorrected:senses instead of Science. And thence followed the fall. The wine of their fornicationRev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. made them drunken. Intoxicate with the animal sense, urged on by its magnitismCorrected:magnetism of envy and the malice of the silent opperatorCorrected:operator to falsehood, evil speaking, backbiting, injustice, oblivious of the golden ruleMatt 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. , and infuriated by other minds it tramples upon the principle involved in the practice of Christian Science, and saith unblushingly: "I am a Christian Scientist When the unity of the Principle of Christian Science is understood and demonstrated through the rule of Love then learn a parable of the fig treeMatt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. That when it puteth forth its buds the summer is nigh learn that the fruits of Love are the only buds upon this vine of which our Father is husbandmanJohn 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. , and the promise of their maturity is at hand. But when you behold the fruits of hatred clandestine movements, betrayal, fear to face the truth, that would uncover and destroy the falshoodCorrected:falsehood then know that the abomination of desolationMatt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Dan 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. Dan 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Editorial Note: The "abomination of desolation" has been given various interpretations by Jewish and Christian writers, as well as by modern scholars. Some, for example, believe it refers to the setting up of a statue of Zeus in the Second Temple in Jerusalem by Antiochus IV Epiphanes (c. 215BCE-164BCE) during his persecution of the Jews. spoken of by Daniel the prophet standeth in holy places. O! Loyal Christian Scientists having done all standEph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. . Your ideals are rising to the unity of Good and every step of this assent is one as much higher than the last as the risen spirit is above the cloud. Keep the faith, finish your course there is laid up for you a crown of righteousnessII Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. that eye hath not seen nor ear heardI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. . The unlimited love, the universal justice irresistableCorrected:irresistible strength and more than regal majesty of well done good and faithfulMatt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.