Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
The letter of the law of God, separated from its spirit, 9tends to demoralize mortals, and must be corrected by a diviner sense of liberty and light. The spirit of Truth ex‐tinguishes false thinking, feeling, and acting; and falsity 12must thus decay, ere spiritual sense, affectional conscious‐ness, and genuine goodness become so apparent as to be well understood.
15 After the supreme advent of Truth in the heart, there comes an overwhelming sense of error’s vacuity, of the blunders which arise from wrong apprehension. The en‐18lightened heart loathes error, and casts it aside; or else that heart is consciously untrue to the light, faithless to itself and to others, and so sinks into deeper darkness. 21Said Jesus: “If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” and Shakespeare puts this pious counsel into a father’s mouth: — 24This above all: To thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
27 A realization of the shifting scenes of human happiness, and of the frailty of mortal anticipations, — such as first led me to the feet of Christian Science, — seems to be requi‐30site at every stage of advancement. Though our first les‐8282:1sons are changed, modified, broadened, yet their core is constantly renewed; as the law of the chord remains 3unchanged, whether we are dealing with a simple Latour exercise or with the vast Wagner Trilogy.
A general rule is, that my students should not allow their 6movements to be controlled by other students, even if they are teachers and practitioners of the same blessed faith. The exception to this rule should be very rare.
9 The widest power and strongest growth have always been attained by those loyal students who rest on divine Principle for guidance, not on themselves; and who locate 12permanently in one section, and adhere to the orderly methods herein delineated.