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    It has long been a question of earnest import, How shall mankind worship the most adorable, but most 24unadored, — and where shall begin that praise that shall never end? Beneath, above, beyond, methinks I hear the soft, sweet sigh of angels answering, “So live, that 27your lives attest your sincerity and resound His praise.”

    Music is the harmony of being; but the music of Soul affords the only strains that thrill the chords of feeling 30and awaken the heart’s harpstrings. Moved by mind, your many-throated organ, in imitative tones of many 107 107:1instruments, praises Him; but even the sweetness and beauty in and of this temple that praise Him, are earth’s 3accents, and must not be mistaken for the oracles of God. Art must not prevail over Science. Christianity is not superfluous. Its redemptive power is seen in sore trials, 6self-denials, and crucifixions of the flesh. But these come to the rescue of mortals, to admonish them, and plant the feet steadfastly in Christ. As we rise above the seem9ing mists of sense, we behold more clearly that all the heart’s homage belongs to God.

    More love is the great need of mankind. A pure af12fection, concentric, forgetting self, forgiving wrongs and forestalling them, should swell the lyre of human love.

    Three cardinal points must be gained before poor 15humanity is regenerated and Christian Science is demonstrated: (1) A proper sense of sin; (2) repentance; (3) the understanding of good. Evil is a negation: it 18never started with time, and it cannot keep pace with eternity. Mortals’ false senses pass through three states and stages of human consciousness before yielding error. 21The deluded sense must first be shown its falsity through a knowledge of evil as evil, so-called. Without a sense of one’s oft-repeated violations of divine law, the in24dividual may become morally blind, and this deplorable mental state is moral idiocy. The lack of seeing one’s deformed mentality, and of repentance therefor, deep, 27never to be repented of, is retarding, and in certain morbid instances stopping, the growth of Christian Scientists. Without a knowledge of his sins, and repentance so severe 30that it destroys them, no person is or can be a Christian Scientist.

    Mankind thinks either too much or too little of sin. 108 108:1The sensitive, sorrowing saint thinks too much of it: the sordid sinner, or the so-called Christian asleep, thinks too 3little of sin.

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