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    We know Principle only through Science. The Prin6ciple of Christ is divine Love, resistless Life and Truth. Then the Science of the Principle must be Christlike, or Christian Science. More than regal is the majesty 9of the meekness of the Christ-principle; and its might is the ever-flowing tides of truth that sweep the universe, create and govern it; and its radiant stores of knowl12edge are the mysteries of exhaustless being. Seek ye these till you make their treasures yours.

    When a young man vainly boasted, “I am wise, for I 15have conversed with many wise men,” Epictetus made answer, “And I with many rich men, but I am not rich.” The richest blessings are obtained by labor. A vessel 18full must be emptied before it can be refilled. Lawyers may know too much of human law to have a clear perception of divine justice, and divines be too deeply read 21in scholastic theology to appreciate or to demonstrate Christian charity. Losing the comprehensive in the technical, the Principle in its accessories, cause in effect, 24and faith in sight, we lose the Science of Christianity, — a predicament quite like that of the man who could not see London for its houses.

27    Clouds parsimonious of rain, that swing in the sky with dumb thunderbolts, are seen and forgotten in the same hour; while those with a mighty rush, which waken the 30stagnant waters and solicit every root and every leaf with the treasures of rain, ask no praising. Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, 150 150:1where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor 3murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance.

    Pliny gives the following description of the character of 6true greatness: “Doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read; and rendering the world happier and better for having lived in it.” Strive thou 9for the joy and crown of such a pilgrimage — the service of such a mission.

    A heart touched and hallowed by one chord of Christian 12Science, can accomplish the full scale; but this heart must be honest and in earnest and never weary of struggling to be perfect — to reflect the divine Life, Truth, and Love.

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