1agony struggles, pride rebels, and a mortal seems a monster, a dark, impenetrable cloud of error; and falling
3on the bended knee of prayer, humble before God, he cries, "Save, or I perish." Thus Truth, searching the heart, neutralizes and destroys error.
6This mental period is sometimes chronic, but oftener acute. It is attended throughout with doubt, hope, sorrow, joy, defeat, and triumph. When the good fight is fought,
9error yields up its weapons and kisses the feet of Love, while white-winged peace sings to the heart a song of angels.
12Second: The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the spirit of Truth cleansing from all sin; giving mortals new motives, new purposes, new affections, all pointing up-
15ward. This mental condition settles into strength, free- dom, deep-toned faith in God; and a marked loss of faith in evil, in human wisdom, human policy, ways, and means.
18It develops individual capacity, increases the intellectual activities, and so quickens moral sensibility that the great demands of spiritual sense are recognized, and they
21rebuke the material senses, holding sway over human consciousness.
By purifying human thought, this state of mind per-
24meates with increased harmony all the minutiae of human affairs. It brings with it wonderful foresight, wisdom, and power; it unselfs the mortal purpose, gives steadi-
27ness to resolve, and success to endeavor. Through the accession of spirituality, God, the divine Principle of Christian Science, literally governs the aims, ambition,
30and acts of the Scientist. The divine ruling gives pru- dence and energy; it banishes forever all envy, rivalry, evil thinking, evil speaking and acting; and mortal
1mind, thus purged, obtains peace and power outside of itself.
3This practical Christian Science is the divine Mind, the incorporeal Truth and Love, shining through the mists of materiality and melting away the shadows called sin,
6disease, and death.
In mortal experience, the fire of repentance first sepa- rates the dross from the gold, and reformation brings
9the light which dispels darkness. Thus the operation of the spirit of Truth and Love on the human thought, in the words of St. John, "shall take of mine and show it