30understood. "Let the dead bury their dead; follow thou me," was one of the passages explained metaphysi- cally. In their fullest meaning, those words are salvation
1from the belief of death, the last enemy to be overthrown; for by following Christ truly, resurrection and life im-
3mortal are brought to us. If we follow him, to us there can be no dead. Those who know not this, may still believe in death and weep over the graves of their beloved;
6but with him is Life eternal, which never changes to death. The eating of bread and drinking of wine at the Lord's supper, merely symbolize the spiritual refresh-
9ment of God's children having rightly read His Word, whose entrance into their understanding is healthful life. This is the reality behind the symbol.
12So, also, she spoke of the hades, or hell of Scripture, saying, that we make our own heavens and our own hells, by right and wise, or wrong and foolish, conceptions of
15God and our fellow-men. Jesus interpreted all spirit- ually: "I have bread to eat that ye know not of," he said. The bread he ate, which was refreshment of divine
18strength, we also may all partake of.
The material record of the Bible, she said, is no more important to our well-being than the history of Europe
21and America; but the spiritual application bears upon our eternal life. The method of Jesus was purely meta- physical; and no other method is Christian Science. In
24the passage recording Jesus' proceedings with the blind man (Mark viii.) he is said to have spat upon the dust. Spitting was the Hebrew method of expressing the utmost
27contempt. So Jesus is recorded as having expressed contempt for the belief of material eyes as having any power to see. Having eyes, ye see not; and ears, ye hear
30not, he had just told them. The putting on of hands mentioned, she explained as the putting forth of power. "Hand," in Bible usage, often means spiritual power.
1"His hand is not shortened that it cannot save," can never be wrested from its true meaning to signify human