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    Christians who accept our Master as authority, regard his sayings as infallible. Jesus’ students, failing to cure a 15severe case of lunacy, asked their great Teacher, “Why could not we cast him out?” He answered, “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” This declara18tion of our Master, as to the relative value, skill, and certainty of the divine laws of Mind over the human mind and above matter in healing disease, remains beyond 21questioning a divine decision in behalf of Mind.

    Jesus gave his disciples (students) power over all manner of diseases; and the Bible was written in order that all 24peoples, in all ages, should have the same opportunity to become students of the Christ, Truth, and thus become God-endued with power (knowledge of divine law) and 27with “signs following.” Jesus declared that his teaching and practice would remain, even as it did, “for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” Then, 30in the name of God, wherefore vilify His prophets to-day who are fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy and verifying his last promise, “Lo, I am with you alway”? It were well for 191 191:1the world if there survived more of the wisdom of Nicodemus of old, who said, “No man can do these miracles 3that thou doest, except God be with him.”

    Be patient towards persecution. Injustice has not a tithe of the power of justice. Your enemies will advertise 6for you. Christian Science is spreading steadily throughout the world. Persecution is the weakness of tyrants engendered by their fear, and love will cast it out. Con9tinue steadfast in love and good works. Children of light, you are not children of darkness. Let your light shine. Keep in mind the foundations of Christian 12Science — one God and one Christ. Keep personality out of sight, and Christ’s “Blessed are ye” will seal your apostleship.

15    This glad Easter morning witnesseth a risen Saviour, a higher human sense of Life and Love, which wipes away all tears. With grave-clothes laid aside, Christ, Truth, has 18come forth from the tomb of the past, clad in immortality. The sepulchres give up their dead. Spirit is saying unto matter: I am not there, am not within you. Behold the 21place where they laid me; but human thought has risen!

    Mortality’s thick gloom is pierced. The stone is rolled away. Death has lost its sting, and the grave its victory. 24Immortal courage fills the human breast and lights the living way of Life.

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