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This child, or spiritual idea, has evolved a more ready ear for the overture of angels and the scientific under-

15standing of Truth and Love. When Christ, the incor- poreal idea of God, was nameless, and a Mary knew not how to declare its spiritual origin, the idea of man was

18not understood. The Judaean religion even required the Virgin-mother to go to the temple and be purified, for having given birth to the corporeal child Jesus, whose

21origin was more spiritual than the senses could inter- pret. Like the leaven that a certain woman hid in three measures of meal, the Science of God and the spiritual

24idea, named in this century Christian Science, is leaven- ing the lump of human thought, until the whole shall be leavened and all materialism disappear. This action

27of the divine energy, even if not acknowledged, has come to be seen as diffusing richest blessings. This spiritual idea, or Christ, entered into the minutiae of the

30life of the personal Jesus. It made him an honest man, a good carpenter, and a good man, before it could make him the glorified.

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1The material questions at this age on the reappearing of the infantile thought of God's man, are after the man-

3ner of a mother in the flesh, though their answers per- tain to the spiritual idea, as in Christian Science: —

Is he deformed?

6He is wholly symmetrical; the one altogether lovely.

Is the babe a son, or daughter?

Both son and daughter: even the compound idea of

9all that resembles God.

How much does he weigh?

His substance outweighs the material world.

12How old is he?

Of his days there is no beginning and no ending.

What is his name?

15Christ Science.

Who are his parents, brothers, and sisters?

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