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24opportunity for doing good to one's enemies occur not, one can include them in his general effort to benefit the race. Because I can do much general good to such as

27hate me, I do it with earnest, special care—since they permit me no other way, though with tears have I striven for it. When smitten on one cheek, I have turned the

30other: I have but two to present.

I would enjoy taking by the hand all who love me not, and saying to them, "I love you, and would not know-

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1ingly harm you." Because I thus feel, I say to others: Hate no one; for hatred is a plague-spot that spreads

3its virus and kills at last. If indulged, it masters us; brings suffering upon suffering to its possessor, through- out time and beyond the grave. If you have been badly

6wronged, forgive and forget: God will recompense this wrong, and punish, more severely than you could, him who has striven to injure you. Never return evil for evil;

9and, above all, do not fancy that you have been wronged when you have not been.

The present is ours; the future, big with events.

12Every man and woman should be to-day a law to him- self, herself, — a law of loyalty to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. The means for sinning unseen and unpunished

15have so increased that, unless one be watchful and stead- fast in Love, one's temptations to sin are increased a hundredfold. Mortal mind at this period mutely works

18in the interest of both good and evil in a manner least understood; hence the need of watching, and the danger of yielding to temptation from causes that at former

21periods in human history were not existent. The action and effects of this so-called human mind in its silent argu- ments, are yet to be uncovered and summarily dealt with

24by divine justice.

In Christian Science, the law of Love rejoices the heart; and Love is Life and Truth. Whatever manifests aught

27else in its effects upon mankind, demonstrably is not Love. We should measure our love for God by our love for man; and our sense of Science will be measured by our obedience

30to God, — fulfilling the law of Love, doing good to all; imparting, so far as we reflect them, Truth, Life, and Love

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