3All that I have written, taught, or lived, that is good, flowed through cross-bearing, self-forgetfulness, and my faith in the right. Suffering or Science, or both, in the
6proportion that their instructions are assimilated, will point the way, shorten the process, and consummate the joys of acquiescence in the methods of divine Love. The
9Scripture saith, "He that covereth his sins shall not pros- per." No risk is so stupendous as to neglect opportuni- ties which God giveth, and not to forewarn and forearm
12our fellow-mortals against the evil which, if seen, can be destroyed.
May my friends and my enemies so profit by these
15waymarks, that what has chastened and illumined another's way may perfect their own lives by gentle benedictions. In every age, the pioneer reformer must
18pass through a baptism of fire. But the faithful adher- ents of Truth have gone on rejoicing. Christian Science gives a fearless wing and firm foundation. These are
21its inspiring tones from the lips of our Master, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall
24never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." He is but "an hireling" who fleeth when he seeth the wolf coming.
27Loyal Christian Scientists, be of good cheer: the night is far spent, the day dawns; God's universal kingdom will appear, Love will reign in every heart, and His will
30be done on earth as in heaven.
"PUT UP THY SWORD"
While Jesus' life was full of Love, and a demonstra-
3tion of Love, it appeared hate to the carnal mind, or mortal thought, of his time. He said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
6peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-
9law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own house- hold."
This action of Jesus was stimulated by the same Love
12that closed — to the senses — that wondrous life, and that summed up its demonstration in the command, "Put up thy sword. " The very conflict his Truth brought,
15in accomplishing its purpose of Love, meant, all the way through, "Put up thy sword;" but the sword must have been drawn before it could be returned into