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24Beloved students, you have entered the path. Press patiently on; God is good, and good is the reward of all who diligently seek God. Your growth will be rapid, if

27you love good supremely, and understand and obey the Way-shower, who, going before you, has scaled the steep ascent of Christian Science, stands upon the mount of

30holiness, the dwelling-place of our God, and bathes in the baptismal font of eternal Love.

As you journey, and betimes sigh for rest "beside the

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1still waters," ponder this lesson of love. Learn its pur- pose; and in hope and faith, where heart meets heart

3reciprocally blest, drink with me the living waters of the spirit of my life-purpose, — to impress humanity with the genuine recognition of practical, operative Christian

6Science.

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CHAPTER VIII — PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT

"THY WILL BE DONE"

THIS is the law of Truth to error, "Thou shalt surely

3die." This law is a divine energy. Mortals cannot prevent the fulfilment of this law; it covers all sin and its effects. God is All, and by virtue of this nature and

6allness He is cognizant only of good. Like a legislative bill that governs millions of mortals whom the legislators know not, the universal law of God has no knowledge

9of evil, and enters unconsciously the human heart and governs it.

Mortals have only to submit to the law of God, come

12into sympathy with it, and to let His will be done. This unbroken motion of the law of divine Love gives, to the weary and heavy-laden, rest. But who is willing to do

15His will or to let it be done? Mortals obey their own wills, and so disobey the divine order.

All states and stages of human error are met and

18mastered by divine Truth's negativing error in the way of God's appointing. Those "whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth." His rod brings to view His love, and inter-

21prets to mortals the gospel of healing. David said, "Be- fore I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word." He who knows the end from the be-

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