Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
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.
15 Stand by the limpid lake, sleeping amid willowy banks dyed with emerald. See therein the mirrored sky and the moon ablaze with her mild glory. This will stir your 18heart. Then, in speechless prayer, ask God to enable you to reflect God, to become His own image and likeness, even the calm, clear, radiant reflection of Christ’s glory, 21healing the sick, bringing the sinner to repentance, and raising the spiritually dead in trespasses and sins to life in God. Jesus said: “If ye abide in me, and my words 24abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
Beloved in Christ, what our Master said unto his 27disciples, when he sent them forth to heal the sick and preach the gospel, I say unto you: “Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Then, if the wis‐30dom you manifest causes Christendom or the disclaimer against God to call this “a subtle fraud,” “let your peace return to you.”