1pleasure in thus doing; but if my motives are sinister, they will harm myself only, and I shall have the unself-
3ish joy of knowing that the wrong motives are not yours, to react on yourselves.
These two words in Scripture suggest the sweetest
6similes to be found in any language — rock and feathers: "Upon this rock I will build my church;" "He shall cover thee with His feathers." How blessed it is to
9think of you as "beneath the shadow of a great rock in a weary land," safe in His strength, building on His foundation, and covered from the devourer by divine
12protection and affection. Always bear in mind that His presence, power, and peace meet all human needs and reflect all bliss.
THINGS TO BE THOUGHT OF
The need of their teacher's counsel, felt by students, especially by those at a distance, working assiduously for
18our common Cause, — and their constant petitions for the same, should be met in the most effectual way.
To be responsible for supplying this want, and poise
21the wavering balance on the right side, is impracticable without a full knowledge of the environments. The educational system of Christian Science lacks the aid
24and protection of State laws. The Science is hampered by immature demonstrations, by the infancy of its dis- covery, by incorrect teaching; and especially by unprin-
27cipled claimants, whose mad ambition drives them to appropriate my ideas and discovery, without credit, ap- preciation, or a single original conception, while they
1quote from other authors and give them credit for every random thought in line with mine.
3My noble students, who are loyal to Christ, Truth, and human obligations, will not be disheartened in the midst of this seething sea of sin. They build for time and eter-
6nity. The others stumble over misdeeds, and their own unsubstantiality, without the groundwork of right, till, like camera shadows thrown upon the mists of time, they
9melt into darkness.
Unity is the essential nature of Christian Science. Its Principle is One, and to demonstrate the divine One,
12demands oneness of thought and action.