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"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures

24of silver." It is a rule in Christian Science never to re- peat error unless it becomes requisite to bring out Truth. Then lift the curtain, let in the light, and countermand

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1this first command of Solomon, "Answer not a fool accord- ing to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him."

3A distant rumbling and quivering of the earth foretell the internal action of pent-up gas. To avoid danger from this source people have to escape from their houses to the

6open space. A conical cloud, hanging like a horoscope in the air, foreshadows a cyclone. To escape from this calamity people prepare shelter in caves of the earth.

9They who discern the face of the skies cannot always discern the mental signs of these times, and peer through the opaque error. Where my vision begins and is clear,

12theirs grows indistinct and ends.

There are diversities of operation by the same spirit. Two individuals, with all the goodness of generous na-

15tures, advise me. One says, Go this way; the other says, Take the opposite direction! Between the two I stand still; or, accepting the premonition of one of them,

18I follow his counsel, take a few steps, then halt. A true sense not unfamiliar has been awakened. I see the way now. The guardians of His presence go before me. I

21enter the path. It may be smooth, or it may be rugged; but it is always straight and narrow; and if it be up- hill all the way, the ascent is easy and the summit can

24be gained.

God is responsible for the mission of those whom He has anointed. Those who know no will but His take

27His hand, and from the night He leads to light. None can say unto Him, What doest Thou?

The Christian Science Journal was the oldest and

30only authenticated organ of Christian Science up to 1898. Loyal Scientists are targets for envy, rivalry, slander; and whoever hits this mark is well paid by the

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1umpire. But the Scientists aim highest. They press for- ward towards the mark of a high calling. They recog-

3nize the claims of the law and the gospel. They know that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. They infringe neither the books nor the business of others; and

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