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M. dflrd Time, NBC Red Network. “TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY innit, Valley Daffodil Festival First For Nation ‘, Tacoma, Wash, March 11.—~The lState of Washington again ap- lpears in the headlines throughout 1the nation, by reason of its hav— ling the earliest spring fete, even ithough it is one of the most 'northerly states. In fact, Wash- lington has challenged the nation ion this point and has found no ltakers. For what could be earlier lin the ldate of the Eighth Annual Puy- lallup Valley Daffodil Festival, lSaturday, March 22'? i As in former years preparations lfor this gala event are far in ad- vance of the opening, and the Queen of the Festival has been 1 i tin. Chosen by a group of Ta- !coma and Seattle news photogra- lphers, Queen Pauline I, is the 18- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martin of Sumner, and ilias all the attributes that for the past seven years have character- }ized Daffodil Queens »—- beauty, charm, and wit. , Queen Pauline I will be given Iher crown at a gala banquet in Puyallup on March 22, as the first of a series of events that will carry through Sunday, March 30. To this show as in former years there will come thousands of flow- er lovers from all portions of the Pacific Northwest. Highways from the north, west, and south )Wlll be crowded the latter part of the month with those bent on See- [ing the golden fields in the Puy- allup Valley, many of the 500 acres in daffodil production being lclose to the cities of Puyallup, : Sumner, and Orting. Some twent- ‘ty-five million daffodil bulbs are iplanted annually, forming carpets of gold with Mt. Rainier as a background. Some 400 to 500 var- rieties of daffodils will be on dis- lplay at the Daffodil Exhibit in Sumner, March 29—30. Not least among the many ,events of the nine day festival is the gigantic foral parade that will be held in the cities of Tacoma, lPuyallup. and Sumner, Saturday, {March 29. The daffodil covered [floats require as many as a mil- lion of these golden blossoms for decorations. Other events dur— jing the Daffodil Festival week lrange from sailing races to ski- ting events. Troop 25 Scouts On Hike To Crater Lake Fourteen boys of Troop 25, in— ;cluding Eddie Duyff of the senior high school faculty, hiked in to Crater Lake last Sunday from the iend of the road near Matlock, re- lports Troop 25 Scoutmaster Earl Sheldon. Most of the boys cooked their own dinner at the lake. The wea- ‘ther was perfect and a fine time was had by the group. On the ‘.,way home a sidetrip was made ito the fire lookout in the Simp- Ison reserve, from where four ma- jor mountain peaks in the Cas- l leades were plainly seen in the sunset. ’ All three Shelton troops plan another skating party at the Olympia ice arena tonight, Scout- imaster Sheldon reported. HURT IN ACCIDENT Virgil Forrest, McCleary Tim- ber company employe, was treat- ed at Shelton hospital Monday for a severed finger. The Abstract Man of ' Mason County A. L. BELL Abstracts, Real Estate Loans and Insurance BELL BUILDING SHELTON, WASH. second-nature to most spring than the opening, named. She is Miss Pauline Mar- , i \ l l . Spirit, not matter. Ch.istian Science A Lecture on Christian Science Entitled Christian Science: Its Prac-, tice and Proof by Florence Middaugh, C. S. of Los Angeles, California Member of the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church, The Firsl Church of Chrisl, Scientist. in Boston, Mlsnchusclll Mankind is faced with problems to- l day that need to be solved. Christian Science explains Jesus‘ method of' solving them by recognizing divine ‘: Mind as the only intelligence, and that Truth succeeds where error must always fail, and that nothing can bring right results but right motives, spiritual consciousness, and a com— plete dependence upon God. The world is asking for a way out of its l difficulties, and it is asking for some- thing that only the understanding of God, Spirit, can give. Christian Science is teaching man- kind the difference between material l development and spiritual growth. It is turning thought from the con- templation of relief in matter to the attainment of harmony in Spirit. The pursuit of material development comes from a false concept of God, conceived by the material senses—- the five physical senses, that testify to a material personality and mind in matter. Spiritual growth is not dependent upon education, vocational training, personal influence, opportunity, pres- tige, or wealth. It is the unfoldment of spiritual ideas in human con- sciousness. It is the awakening from material beliefs to an understanding of God. It is a mental process, in- volving thoughts, not things, and can be realized here and now. In one of the most remarkable books ever written this arresting statement is made, “The time for thinkers has come." Some may won- der why such a statement should be made when the world has always had good thinkers, even spiritually- minded men and women who have grasped something of the fundamen- tals of spiritual creation, not only as separate from materiality, but essen- tially the only reality. When Mary Baker Eddy, the Dis- coverer and Founder of Christian Science, in the beginning of her text- book, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," wrote (Pref, p. vii), "The time for thinkers‘ has come,” is there any doubt but that she meant that spiritual thinking is the only real thinking there is? The aim of universities and col- leges is to train men and women to think logically and consistently. Multitudinous and various are the sources and provisions for educa- tion, in an effort on the part of mankind to improve conditions through enlightened thinking, but too little attention in education is given to spiritual thinking. On page 195 of Science and Health we read: “Academies of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are ex- pansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal." Here is the standard by which one may decide which academics are of the right sort. Do they promote the growth of mor- tal mind out of itself? Human logic and reasoning are elements of this mortal mind, this carnal mind, which the Bible tells us is “enmity against God." Spiritual thinking is the manifestation of di- vine Mind, expressed in true thoughts, or ideas. Since man is the idea of God, all that he knows that is real or true consists of an under- standing of God, and the real man can express only true thoughts, or ideas. The effort of education to endow matter with intelligence and power must be recognized as futile. There is no element of progress in exchang- ing one false belief for another, and whatever is learned about matter or through material sense must be ex- changed for a knowledge of God. the spiritual facts of being in Science. What Is Christian Science? Because of erroneous conceptions about Christian Science, some may hesitate to accept its teachings. One may have formed a false concept by accepting a prejudiced opinion that would misrepresent the teachings of Christian Science either through ig- norance or malice. Then, too, because the name is new, some may believe that its teachings are new. and dif- ferent from the Christianity pre- sented in the Bible, and taught by Jesus to his disciples. Many of the Vital elements of this demonstrable Christianity had been lost to the world, or considered impractical. Among other things, Mrs. Eddy has restored the healing of disease, and hasrevealed that it was a natural, spiritual law which governed the so- called miracles of Jesus. She proved, and students of Christian Science all over the world are proving, that this dlvme law, governing every activity 0f man. Is just as potent today, and Just as ever-operative, as in Jesus’ time. Christian Science is fundamentally .. based upon the Biblical declarations in both the Old and New Testaments, that God is the only creator, and that everything He made is good. It pro- Claims and proves the allness of God, 800d, and the nothingness of evil. .Chrlstian Science teaches that smce evil is nothing, claiming to be something, it is destroyed by a. recog- nition of its unreality. This recogni— tion comes with o. comprehension that God it the only creator. and that this creation consists only of good. It, likew1se, accepts the Biblical teach- ing that man was created in God‘s image and likeness, the likeness of is best understood by a thorough study of its textbook. It invites you to approach the problems that con- front you from an entirely different Viewpoint and one from which they can be solved. As one studies this textbook, the unrealjty of evil should become evident to him, and as the allness of God is unfolded, the revelation of Truth appears. Each one may begin at once to prove thil ‘ vine Science?” SHELTON—MA SON COUNTY JOURNAL for himself, with its inevitable good results. God as Principle Mankind is too likely to judge pI‘Og- E ress by material results, and believe that material development is neces— sary for spiritual growth. It is said ; that Sir Isaac Newton, in the latter , years of his life. compared himself to a little child who had been playing on the beach with pretty shells, mak- ing sand castles, when the vast ocean lay before him unexplored. The earnest inquirer may ask, “How can I begin to distinguish be- tween material knowledge and di— Mrs. Eddy explains that “the sterling-point of divine Science is the: God, Spirit, is All-in— all, and that there is no other might nor Mind—that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle" (Science and Health, p. 275). Is it not quite evident, then, that the great need of mankind is to know and un- derstand God? Men depend entirely upon mathe- matical calculations, from the mak- ing of a box to the building of a bridge. When they realize that the law governing numbers points to the invariable and perfect law of God, which governs man and the universe, they will find that they can rely upon . this Principle to solve every problem , of whatever nature that may con- ‘ front them, and be just as sure of right results. If the idea of God as Principle sounds cold and abstract, let us re- member that Mrs. Eddy says that “God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.” Since this Prin- ciple that governs man is Love, then l l l l man has nothing to fear, but every v joy and happiness to experience now. Let me give you a simple illustra- tion. A student of Christian Science said that one day a friend passed her on the street without speaking to her. At first she was filled with resent- ment and a sense of injustice. Then she decided that since she knew something about God as Love, it was her work to apply this governing Principle to the situation, in order to gain her own peace of mind. She reasoned that since God is Love and man was made in His image and like- ness, then man must be loving, lov- able, and lovely—must express all the qualities of Love. This understand- ing of Truth enabled her to see her friend, as well as herself, as this true likeness. She was comforted, and her thoughts were at peace, for she was no longer believing in evil as real or belonging to God’s idea, man. Some time afterwards she met this friend again, who joyfully told her that she had experienced a very remarkable healing—remarkable because she had not called a practitioner, and she could not account for it. She said that for some time she had had great difficulty with her eyes, and had not been able to distinguish objects even a short distance from her. Suddenly, one day, the veil lifted and she could see clearly, and as far as she ever had before. No specific treatment had been given her, but the faithful ap- plication of God‘s law had operated with precision, and harmony was restored. Thus we learn that when we iden- tify ourselves with Principle, we are able to prove that we are governed by fixed rules of perfection, which hold man forever inseparable from divine Principle, God. When Jesus declared, “Be ye there- fore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect," was he not making a positive declaration that man is already as perfect as the Mind that created him? Christian Science makes it clear that perfect God and perfect man is the basis of demonstration and healing, and that one needs to start, continue, and fin- ish with this perfect divine Principle in order to know anything of the true nature of God and man. Jesus Jesus began in early youth to prove and make practical the truths con— tained in the Bible. As a young boy of twelve he tarried in the temple with the doctors and wise men, ask- ing and answering questions that astounded them. Of his life, from that time until his baptism by John we know little, except that he “in- creased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” It is recorded that when he came out of the water, he heard a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” and immediately after he was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. He must have recognized then the mission that was his, and he was tried from every angle as to the best way to fulfill this mission. One by one he rejected all material methods and means, and accepted spirit as the only power and au- thority. It was then he began his three years’ healing ministry. When we are faced with trials and temptations, let us remember that Jesus met and mastered, through the power of God, every form of evil which mortal mind might promul- gate. Do not be deceived into believ- ing that the problem that faces you is just a little different, and more difficult than that which anyone else has to meet. Personal sense would individualize evil, and personify the devil, which gives it all the power it seems to have to harm you, or any- one else. By demonstrating e . cry step of the way out of mortality. into immortal- ity, Jesus has given us an irrefutable example for our instruction and guidance. We who accept Christ Jesus as- the Way-shower, should really make his teachings a guide and example for daily living. \ The Christ What may we assume that Jesus comprehended when‘he heard the voice from heaven, saying. “This is my beloved Son, in Whom'I am well pleased"? His own teachings would, never allow the assumption that he considered the human Jesus the Son of God. Did he not behold the only real man—spiritual man, distinct and separate from a material concept— as the idea of God? Perhaps it was during these forty days in the wilder- ness that he realized there could be no compromise, but a complete sepa- ration between the so-called mate- rial man and spiritual man. when he saw himself as a spiritual idea, at ~one with God, he never again rec- ognized a material man is a reality, but consistently maintained his di- vine Sonship, even until he rose above all materiality. One of the definitions of “Wilder- ness,” given in the Glossary of Sci- encc and Health (p. 597) reads as follows: “the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence." Thus we find that Jesus proved his unbroken unity with God. He revealed the Christ, as the spiritual manifestation of divine Love. The human Jesus vanished from sight after he ascended, but the Christ is present today, as ther and dwells with man ,to reveal his God- bestowed heritage of completeness and perfection. Christian Science makes it plain that mortal man is no part of this real, this spiritual man. The belief that Jesus was the only one upon whom this Christ-spirit is bestowed has certainly not been based upon anything that he has said regarding it. During his minis- try and teachings he emphatically pointed out that everything he said or did was to enable us to follow his example, to prove our divine sonship as he did. “That where I am, there ye may be also" describes in his own words the import of his mission, and the thing he suffered to give to us. Perhaps his greatest sorrow was caused by the thought that mankind might misinterpret his mission. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science A number of years ago, in our own time, a little girl enjoyed the close companionship of her grandmother, who was a spiritually-minded woman. One day the grandmother was telling her about the early American set- tlers, who desired freedom of religion. “What is religion?” Mary Baker asked, and little did she know that one day she would give to the world the final revelation of the Scriptures, by which the Bible, in the light of this spiritual illumination, “healeth all thy diseases”! During her girlhood she glimpsed some of the truths of the Bible, of which she was an absorbed student, and experienced the healing power of God, proving His loving care and pro- tection. For instance, once, when she suffered from a fever, she was en- couraged by her mother'to ask God to make her well. She asked, believ- ing, and was healed. So she, too, early began her search for spiritual truths, and to learn more about God. It was her persistence in this quest that led to her discovery of Christian Science, and the ever-present healing power of God, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus. She spent many years as an invalid, but was restored to health through the realization of the power of Mind, and was able to refute the fatality of a serious accident, which neither surgery nor materia medica could reach. At first she could not explainwhat, had happened, but she was determined to share this discov- ery with all mankind—with all who were willing and ready to receive it. She knew that she had found the truth, the law of Life, the unfailing law of God, that is ever present and operative for all, which governs the universe and man in perfect har- mony. One may ask, “How can Iknow that I have found the truth in Christian Science?" Obviously, by its fruits. One has but to look about him today to see the results of Christian Sci- ence. One cannot fail to see the fruits if he is willing to look, and wants to see. Thousands of testimo- nies, both verbal and printed, every day pour forth from grateful hearts, for there is no part of the Christian- ized world today where the light of i this truth does not shine. The Bible has been illumined, and has become the textbook it rightly should be. It has been brought into active use in thousands of homes. Mrs. Eddy declares (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 363) that “the Bible is the learned man’s masterpiece, the ignorant man’s dictionary, the wise man's di- rectory.“ No one can honestly say today that the Bible is a closed book to him, for we have been given the “Key” which opens its treasures to all who may choose to look for them. One of the familiar stories of the Old Testament is the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, by Nehemiah. In order to complete the wall of de- fense which he and his helpers had undertaken to rebuild, it was neces— sary for them to maintain courage, perseverance, steadfastness to pur- pose. and a determination that the work would go forward in spite of any obstacle that might present it- self. Had they listened f0: one mo- ment to the suggestions of failure, or yielded to its influence, they, and the wall too, would have been destroyed. We may safely imply that Nehemiah felt that obedience to God’s law was even more important than the accu~ racy of the construction of the mate- rial wall of protection. It is true that whatone builds of a material struc— ture 1s of little account unless char- acter 15 being built at the same time. At a period when the average per- son serlously considers retirement from business activity Mary Baker' Eddy began her remarkable work of rebuilding the wall of Christianity, which had been impaired by the storms of the ages. Under divine guidance and inspiration she wrote the textbook of Christian Science, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which was given to her through spiritual revelation, step by step, during three years of conse- crated devotion to this purpose, to the exclusion of all else. Still turning to God to direct her every activity, she founded the church that would bringthis truth within reach of all mankind; established 9. Publishing Society for the printing and distri- bution. of a weekly, and a monthly magazme; taught metaphysical classes; and, at a time when most people. lose all interest in activity of any'kind, and focus their expecta- tion upon a future reward, she was led to establish an international daily newspaper, The Christian Science Momtor. This gives you some idea of whatgklnd of thinker she was, and to what kind of thinking she referred when she said, “The time for thinkers has come.” . The same suggestions of evil tried to stop the work she was doingthitt tried to make Nehemiah cease build- ing the wall of Jerusalem, and come down. She carried the needed weap- ons for protection in one hand and built With the other, even as the workers did then. She knew that her’ "weaponS” were not “carnal,” but the Word Of God, which is “quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two,- edged sword." We can be grateful: for these examples of steadfaétiless to purpose that have been given us. Who Is My Neighbor? 1 think Jesus’ favorite method of painting a picture, and pointing a lesson, must have been the parable, for he used it so often. Probably one of the most familiar of his parables is "The Good Samaritan." liness is a part of that universal lan- guage of Love which is understood and appreciated whomever it may be expressed. I think we are justified in considering this parable the most complete and comprehensive story ever written on x the subject, and one which the world v very much needs to think about today. Jesus clearly and distinctly rebukes the false standard of class and caste, preaching without precept. and rituals, and recommends impar- tial Love, universal kindness, and consideration for the welfare of oth- ers. He implies that it is not always the question, “Who is my neighbor?“ l but, “To whom can I show myself a neighbor?" To love one‘s neighbor as oneself means to see him as God seesi him, and think of him only in terms of good. It means looking be- yond the evidence of the material , senses, discarding the counterfeit for the real. Christian Science teaches that we may minister to everyone upon whom our thoughts rest by lift- ing our thought about them away from the mortal concept to the per- fect idea of God. It is not difficult to imagine what the world would be today f each in- . i dividual held a scientific, hence a. i loving. attitude towards his neigh- bor. There would be no more war, *- unfair competition, or mismanage- ment of business or government. There would be one common interest, and the kingdom of righteousness would reign on earth, as it does in heaven. While men have worked individu- ally and collectively through the ages for the cause of peace on earth, yet the majority have consistently looked upon the kingdom of heaven as some- thing to be reached or attained in some future state of existence. Men of ideals and humanitarian motives look with apprehension upon the chaotic world conditions today. They deplore the ignorance, lawless- ness, and hatred that impel the cru- elty, and merciless destruction of human rights and lives. Yet a close analysis reveals that the world con- dition is but the aggregate manifes- tation of these evil traits indulged in individual thinking. When one earnestly and honestly seeks to know what is his part in helping to improve national and in- ternational affairs, he must realize that first, and last, just as in his own business, his work lies in his own right thinking. His part is to start and continue with scientific right thinking within his own conscious- ness. Proportionately as he ejects erro- neous conclusions from his own thinking his immediate affairs im- prove. His business, his family, and other human relationships are bene- fited, and his scientific right think- ing becomes an active factor for the betterment of his community, the nation of which he is a. citizen, and, in its measure, inevitably a healing in- fluence in world afiairs. No one can rightfully feel that his part is too small or unimportant, for we each have not only our part, but a duty to ourselves and all mankind. One may say that his business and world conditions give him a sense of uncertainty, unrest, fear, and worry, while actually it is his sense of un- certainty, unrest, fqar, and worry that is contributing to the unde- sirable conditions in the world today. Jesus of Nazareth has given to the world the most practical and effica- cious remedy for any business prob- i-lem: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Some time ago I had an interesting conversation with a young business man, who is an earnest student of . Christian Science. It was his custom to apply his understanding of this Science to all of his business prob- lems. He was one of the youngest salesmen for a. nationally used prod- uct, and shortly after he became an employee of the firm he found that he headed an honor list, to which much publicity was given, by leading in sales, not only for his territory, but over all the other branches. This suc- cess he attributed solely to his appli- cation of the teachings of Christian Science. But suddenly he felt a. new responsibility, a reputation to uphold, a record to maintain; and he began giving more and more time to his business, often staying up late at night. To his surprise his sales began to fall off, and before long he was be- low the standard lie had previously , set. Then he realized that he had been neglecting to seek first the king- dom of God, and had been spending much less time in the study and con- templation of Christian Science. For- tunately he recognized his mistake, and when he returned to his former practice of seeking God first, the other things were again added to him. He said he had learned a valu- able lesson which he hopod he would never forget. Practicing Prayer ‘* The Apostle James, out of the rich- ness of his own experience, declared with conviction, “Draw high to God, and he will draw nigh to you." We are drawing nigh to God when we seek a better understanding of Him. In the Christian Science textbook" Prayer is the first chapter. Thus we- may reasonably assume that . Mrs. Eddy recognized that one needs first to draw nigh prayer, in a desire to know and un- derstand Him. Among ,other things in this chapter we are reminded that the struggle to be good is prayer. This is somewhat different from' the ordi- nary concept of’ petition or a re- hearsal of human needs. We learn also that if our prayers are sincere. we labor for what We ask. This, then, is the need of mankindq—to learn to practice prayer. "Our work is not fin- ished With the offéringof prayers; we must follow by pu‘tting‘them into pra'Ictice, if we really want them to be answered. It is inconsistent and ineffectual to ask for one thing, and practice another. A man and his wife, students of Christian Science, decided that their business and financial success justi- fied their moving into a larger and Neighbor- , wherever and by . creeds . to God through better home. Shortly after they had moved, the husband‘s salary was cut, and they concluded they had made a mistake, and began to retrace the steps they had taken, which, at the time, had seemed to them to be prog- l ress. But conditions only grew worse, 1 and their supply was cut off in other i, directions. Now these earnest people ; began to see that there needed to be ‘some adjustment in their thinking about supply. As they worked over l the problem they recognized that curtailment. although sometimes hu- manly necessary, was an element of lack, and that they had been practic- ling lack while praying for a right understanding of abundance. When 1 they had reversed this false reason- ing, the husband’s salary was re- ' stored, with the deductions refunded. And when they were again estab- lished in the new home, an additional a and unexpected source of income opened up. We can begin right where we are l to practice prayer by refusing to voice i error or claim for ourselves the things l we do not wish to manifest. What a cheerful round of conversation this old world would enjoy it this were , universally observed! Just check up 1 on yourself for one day, and see how ,‘many declarations concerning your l body, your business, your home, and l so on, you make that you are really desirous of eliminating, rather than I manifesting in your experience. And i then see how many times you can resist the temptation to voice evil, , and deny its false suggestions by declaring good. . ‘ Asking God for material things could come under the classification * given in the Bible as “vain repeti- tion," for there is nothing in Spirit ' out of which matter could be made. .If one longs for abundance, more love, more joy, he may humanly plan how he thinks he can obtain them—perhaps by more financial se- curity, better health, congenial com- . panions, interesting work, and so on. But so long as he believes that love, joy, happiness, health, and supply are to be found in material conditions he will never really find them. As soon as he realizes that they are spiritual qualities, which he has a present ability to express, he will begin to claim them as his rightful heritage, and as he does this they are inevi- tably brought into his human expe- rience. When he learns that man ex- presses these qualities, independent of matter, he will know that no con- dition of matter can give them to him or take them away from him. We may improve material conditions by spiritual thinking, but spiritual thinking is not gainbd through imprOVed material conditions. A student of Christian Science was once faced with a physical problem, for which materia medlca declares an operation is the only remedy. A friend, who was not a student of Christian Science, had a similar ob- structing growth temporarily re- moved by an operation. The tempta- tion came to her that in this case an operation was necessary. For many years she had relied upon Christian Science to meet her every need, and it had never failed, and she wondered why she , did not have a healing this time. The suggestion of an operation was so insistent that’she gathered together all Mrs. Eddy's writings, the Bible, and their Concordances,‘ and set about to make a thorough analysis, examination, and diagnosis of the case. For several days she persisted,vand when she had finished she felt that she had passed through each of the material‘stages attributed to such. an operation, and for each one the operation of Truth had proved sufficient to eliminate the arguments, symptoms, and physical discomfort attending them. She emerged completely healed. and has had no return of the difficulty. Mor- tal mind can only counterfeit the operation of divine Mind. Overcoming Limitation Every discord or inharmony, be it physical, mental, or financial, can be classified as some form of limitation. If, at first, this sounds like too drastic a statement, let us analyze it. Web— . ster defines “infinite” as “without lim- Its of any kind.” Is it not plain that physical inharmony claims to limit the activity of the body? Every phase of wrong reasoning would limit the accomplishment of good in some di- I rection, based mostly upon the as- sumption that each one has a limited amount of health, happiness, activ- ity. or supply portioned out to him, and when he has used it up, it is depleted. One may believe that he has used his share and should not expect to have any more. It is through the infinitude of divine Mind that limits aie denied and broken. The antidote for the fear of, and the nbelief in, limitation obviously is the}. understanding that God is infinltte. limitless, and that the inexhaustib e good which He continuously supplies ished, used upppr overdrawn; '_ {,1' I know a young boy whore. bombs, 1:; i of years ago, was selzedflithwifitis. called infantile paralysis; and was faced with the argmbt that',:his" physical activities fcoul wfiegieatlyv limited. ‘A largeym . , .. became inimoyafieg? d'ljflstortod. This little bqvf‘hafii‘b'eenfa student in the Christian Science Sunday School for two yearsfind'had learned some of the starlight divine Mind taught there thab,vrefuted such false argu- mepts. Aépractltioner was called, and the mother clung lathe statement of truth/in the Bible that came to her: “The Lord . . . maketh the devices of the people of none effect.” When, ‘ after a few days, there was great im— provement, the child insisted that whatever degree of activity he was able to express, would be without any assistance. As he put it, “I want to use what I have." He maintained that God wanted him to move, and that mortal mind could not keep him from moving. Within a week he was healed and normally active, and to- day is a robust, healthy boy. God never places limitations of any kind upon His idea, man. In proving this spiritual fact, the only change that takes place is in human con- sc10usness. A false belief is exchanged for a true concept; material knowl- edge is exchanged for spiritual un- derstanding. In breaking down limi- tationS, let us remember we are dealing with thoughts, .beliefs, and that 'When_,the wrong reasoning has been exchanged for right thinking. the results are manife‘s’téd‘inouroutp overcome ack of health, centent- ment, supply, and so on, let us turn for His children can never befilminey‘ “Dims body . ward exp riences. In working tol PagefiThreefl from the contemplation of the differ- ent phases of these conditions, and think more about the allness of God, and man's oneness with Him. Let. us learn more about the re man, in order to detect the counterfeit and protect ourselves from it. Why does it seem so dimcult to de- tect the fraudulent nature of that which we call a mortal? Is it not be- cause we have not learned to recog- nize the real man? I recently read an interesting article explaining the method of counterfeiting money, and how it might be detected. The author said that he had proved that the average citizen has only a very slight knowledge of genuine money, and when asked to describe it, for in- stance, as to distinguishing marks for different denominations, will fail nine times out of ten. That is why, he ex— plains, one is so easily deceived by a counterfeit. “If you want to protect l yourself against bad money, study good money," he advises. Thus the best way to protect oneself front the deception of the counterfeit man is ! to learn more about the real man. , What are some of the wrong , thoughts that need to be exchanged for true ideas? Christian Science ,teaches that “the procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin" (Science and Health, p. 411). Most of us know well the harmful results of sinful habits of thinking, and we know, .too, that ignorance must be replaced by under— standing, but we may yet need to eliminate fear before a healing is accomplished. Over and over again Mrs. Eddy reminds us that when fear is banished the case is healed, and that Love, divine Love, is the supreme and lasting remedy for all i fear and its discordant effects. And 450, again, in order to recognize the fraudulent nature and powerlessness of fear we need to learn more about Love, its all power and presence. Sometimes the convenient excuse that one’s understanding is too small l to make these truths practical is only a postponement of that which one must eventually prove. The smallest grain of truth has mor: power than all the arguments of evil put together for all time. We can do our part, and leave the increase to God. It is our willingness to use what we do under- stand that makes us receptive to larger unfoldment. Let' us learn to accept the testing -times as opportunities to rise above error. I am reminded of a story ,of ‘a man who was traveling in the Himalayas. He was watching a spectacular storm, and spied an eagle just as the fury of the tempest reached it. He expected him to be dashed about and thrown downward ‘ by the tumult, but, instead, he was amazed to see the eagle spread his wings, set himself, and use the force of the wind to carry him up and above it. He literally used the storm 1 to rise higher. , Would you postpone, or turn aside. ‘ an opportunity to gain freedom and demlnion over the claims of mortal sense? Would you be tossed about in ; discouragement, fear, despair; or will you use the storm, as did the eagle. to carry you higher and higher into the atmosphe.e of peace and her- mony? We can be grateful for the trials that come, if we have the wis- dom to use them for this purpose. The more severe the trial is, the higher it can carry you. and the greater, will be the overcoming. When the storms of human expe- rience approach, let us not try to plunge through them in an attempt to dispel them by material knowledge or development, but use them to lift us higher into the atmosphere ,0: Spirit. If the fury of the tempest forces us to abandon material meth- ods and seek divine guidance. then we can be grateful for these oppor- tunities to rise higher. When one comprehends a truth in Christian Science, the opportunity to prove it often immediately follows; and this coincidence may be misun- derstood, and not recognized as a blessing. The understanding of Truth carries with it the responsibility for proving it, and the ability to make it our own: and this means progress. Behind each command of Truth is divine authority, and carries with it an attending blessing, when obeyed. Christian Science is a demonstrable religion, and unless one is willing” to prove it, he will have little part in its practicability. There often arises the argument that one is handicapped bypasfi'mis- ' takes, environment, ldt ‘3‘; training. ' What you,..'think now lat: all that (counts. ~What you known! Truth, l and profile now, is the only important or no ry consideration. The his- torroferror’ls as false, today as it w_ be tomorrow, or was yesterday. and cannot touch. lives in eternity. When you find something helpful in'the'Bible. or Mrs. Eddy's writings. tor-in the periodicals, or in a lecture, do you say, “Why, that was just written for me: that just exactly fits :my :CaSE," and make yourself be- lieve that this is enough? To have found the remedy is only the first step. To apply it, use it, means to receive the benefits and blessings promised therein. You must make it your own. " When Jesus had concluded the parableof. “The Good Samaritan" he had answered the lawyer’s question regarding his neighbor satisfactorily; even the lawyer must have recog- nized it as such. But Jesus addedan individual responsibility to this rec- ognition of truth. He reminded him to go and do likewise. But what of the first question the lawyer asked, the one which is in the thoughts of practically everyone today, as then: “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus gave him his answer in the first two commandments: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength; and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thy- self ;" but to this also he added another responsibility in order to really find the answer to his ques- tion: "This do, and thou shalt live." He who has read these two com- mandments and passed them by as impractical or too idealistic will find the very windows of heaven open to him if he takes them into his daily life and lets them salvo his problems for him. The effort to understand. the struggle to prove, and the courage to maintain are so little to give when the reward is so rich and the bless- ings 80.8mm: that await the desire and willingness to obey them: "This do, and thou shalt live.” i ' the real man, who (This lecture delivered here Sunday is printed-by special arrangement with Christian Science Society ,_,of Shelton)