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    In our struggles with sin and sinners, when we drop compliance with their desires, insist on what we know is 24right, and act accordingly, the disguised or the self-satisfied mind, not ready to be uplifted, rebels, misconstrues our best motives, and calls them unkind. But this 27is the cross. Take it up, — it wins the crown; and in the spirit of our great Exemplar pray: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

30    No warfare exists between divine theology and Christian Science, for the latter solves the whence and why of the cosmos and defines noumenon and phenomena spiritually, 181 181:1not materially. The specific quest of Christian Science is to settle all points beyond cavil, on the Biblical basis that 3God is All-in-all; whereas philosophy and so-called natural science, dealing with human hypotheses, or material cause and effect, are aided only at long intervals with elementary 6truths, and ultimate in unsolved problems and outgrown, proofless positions.

    Progress is spiritual. Progress is the maturing concep9tion of divine Love; it demonstrates the scientific, sinless life of man and mortal’s painless departure from matter to Spirit, not through death, but through the true idea of 12Life, — and Life not in matter but in Mind.

    The Puritans possessed the motive of true religion, which, demonstrated on the Golden Rule, would have 15solved ere this the problem of religious liberty and human rights. It is “a consummation devoutly to be wished” that all nations shall speedily learn and practise the 18intermediate line of justice between the classes and masses of mankind, and thus exemplify in all things the universal equity of Christianity.

21    Thirty years ago (1866) Christian Science was discovered in America. Within those years it is estimated that Chicago has gained from a population of 238,000 to the 24number of 1,650,000 inhabitants.

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