Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
12 The physician who lacks sympathy for his fellow-being is deficient in human affection, and we have the The true physicianapostolic warrant for asking: “He that loveth 15not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” Not having this spiritual affection, the physician lacks faith in the divine 18Mind and has not that recognition of infinite Love which alone confers the healing power. Such so-called Scien‐tists will strain out gnats, while they swallow the camels 21of bigoted pedantry.
The physician must also watch, lest he be over‐whelmed by a sense of the odiousness of sin and by the 24Source of calmnessunveiling of sin in his own thoughts. The sick are terrified by their sick beliefs, and sinners should be affrighted by their sinful beliefs; but 27the Christian Scientist will be calm in the presence of both sin and disease, knowing, as he does, that Life is God and God is All.
30 If we would open their prison doors for the sick, we must first learn to bind up the broken-hearted. If we would heal by the Spirit, we must not hide the talent 367 367:1of spiritual healing under the napkin of its form, nor bury the morale of Christian Science in the grave-clothes 3Genuine healingof its letter. The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than 6hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame 9with divine Love.
This is what is meant by seeking Truth, Christ, not “for the loaves and fishes,” nor, like the Pharisee, with 12Gratitude and humilitythe arrogance of rank and display of scholar‐ship, but like Mary Magdalene, from the sum‐mit of devout consecration, with the oil of gladness and 15the perfume of gratitude, with tears of repentance and with those hairs all numbered by the Father.
A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period 18of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: “Ye The salt of the earthare the salt of the earth.” “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill can‐21not be hid.” Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.