9out my labors, and in my history as connected with the Cause of Christian Science, it can be proven that I have never given occasion for a single censure, when my mo-
12tives and acts are understood and seen as my Father seeth them. I once wondered at the Scriptural declara- tion that Job sinned not in all he said, even when he cursed
15the hour of his birth; but I have learned that a curse on sin is always a blessing to the human race.
Those only who are tried in the furnace reflect the
18image of their Father. You, my beloved students, who are absent from me, and have shared less of my labors than many others, seem stronger to resist temptation
21than some of those who have had line upon line and precept upon precept. This may be a serviceable hint, since necessities and God's providence are foreshadowed.
24I have felt for some time that perpetual instruction of my students might substitute my own for their growth, and so dwarf their experience. If they must learn by
27the things they suffer, the sooner this lesson is gained the better.
For two years I have been gradually withdrawing from
30active membership in the Christian Scientist Association. This has developed higher energies on the part of true followers, and led to some startling departures on the
1other hand. "Offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come."
3Why does not the certainty of individual punishment for sin prevent the wrong action? It is the love of God, and not the fear of evil, that is the incentive in Science.
6I rejoice with those who rejoice, and am too apt to weep with those who weep, but over and above it all are eter- nal sunshine and joy unspeakable.
THE MARCH PRIMARY CLASS
TO THE PRIMARY CLASS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS METAPHYSICAL
COLLEGE, 571 COLUMBUS AVENUE, THAT ASSEMBLED FEB. 25,
1889, WITH AN ATTENDANCE OF SIXTY-FIVE STUDENTS
My students, three picture-stories from the Bible pre- sent themselves to my thought; three of those pictures
15from which we learn without study. The first is that of Joshua and his band before the walls of Jericho. They went seven times around these walls, the seven times
18corresponding to the seven days of creation: the six days are to find out the nothingness of matter; the seventh is the day of rest, when it is found that evil is naught