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3The God of all grace be with you, and save you from "spiritual wickedness in high places."

PLEASANT VIEW, CONCORD, N. H.,

6JUNE 3, 1895       

ADDRESS BEFORE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST ASSOCIATION

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS METAPHYSICAL COLLEGE, IN 1893

SUBJECT:

“Obedience”

My Beloved Students: — This question, ever nearest

12to my heart, is to-day uppermost: Are we filling the measures of life's music aright, emphasizing its grand strains, swelling the harmony of being with tones whence

15come glad echoes? As crescendo and diminuendo accent music, so the varied strains of human chords express life's loss or gain, — loss of the pleasures and pains and

18pride of life: gain of its sweet concord, the courage of honest convictions, and final obedience to spiritual law. The ultimate of scientific research and attainment in

21divine Science is not an argument: it is not merely say- ing, but doing, the Word — demonstrating Truth — even as the fruits of watchfulness, prayer, struggles, tears, and

24triumph.

Obeying the divine Principle which you profess to un- derstand and love, demonstrates Truth. Never absent

27from your post, never off guard, never ill-humored, never unready to work for God, — is obedience; being "faith- ful over a few things." If in one instance obedience be

30lacking, you lose the scientific rule and its reward: namely,

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1to be made "ruler over many things." A progressive life is the reality of Life that unfolds its immortal Prin- ciple.

3The student of Christian Science must first separate the tares from the wheat; discern between the thought,

6motive, and act superinduced by the wrong motive or the true — the God-given intent and volition — arrest the former, and obey the latter. This will place him on

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