24Principle carries on His harmony.
Now turn from the metaphor of the mill to the Mother's four thousand children, most of whom, at about three
27years of scientific age, setup housekeeping alone. Certain students, being too much interested in themselves to think of helping others, go their way. They do not love Mother,
30but pretend to; they constantly go to her for help, interrupt the home-harmony, criticise and disobey her; then "return to their vomit," — world worship, pleasure seeking, and
1sense indulgence, — meantime declaring they "never dis- obey Mother"! It exceeds my conception of human
3nature. Sin in its very nature is marvellous ! Who but a moral idiot, sanguine of success in sin, can steal, and lie and lie, and lead the innocent to doom? History needs it,
6and it has the grandeur of the loyal, self-forgetful, faith- ful Christian Scientists to overbalance this foul stuff.
When the Mother's love can no longer promote peace
9in the family, wisdom is not "justified of her children." When depraved reason is preferred to revelation, error to Truth, and evil to good, and sense seems sounder than
12Soul, the children are tending the regulator; they are indeed losing the knowledge of the divine Principle and rules of Christian Science, whose fruits prove the nature
15of their source. A little more grace, a motive made pure, a few truths tenderly told, a heart softened, a character subdued, a life consecrated, would restore the right action
18of the mental mechanism, and make manifest the move- ment of body and soul in accord with God.
Instead of relying on the Principle of all that really
21exists, — to govern His own creation, — self-conceit, igno- rance, and pride would regulate God's action. Expe- rience shows that humility is the first step in Christian
24Science, wherein all is controlled, not by man or laws material, but by wisdom, Truth, and Love.
Go gaze on the eagle, his eye on the sun,
27Fast gathering strength for a flight well begun, As rising he rests in a liberty higher Than genius inflated with worldly desire.
30No tear dims his eye, nor his pinions lose power To gaze on the lark in her emerald bower — Whenever he soareth to fashion his nest,
33No vision more bright than the dream in his breast.