1then is the time to follow the example of the Alma Mater. Material organization is requisite in the beginning; but
3when it has done its work, the purely Christly method of teaching and preaching must be adopted. On the same principle, you continue the mental argument in the prac-
6tice of Christian healing until you can cure without it instantaneously, and through Spirit alone.
St. Paul says: "When I was a child, I spake as a
9child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to
12face." Growth is restricted by forcing humanity out of the proper channels for development, or by holding it in fetters.
15For Jesus to walk the water was scientific, insomuch as he was able to do this; but it is neither wisdom nor Science for poor humanity to step upon the Atlantic until
18we can walk on the water.
Peter's impetuosity was rebuked. He had to learn from experience; so have we. The methods of our
21Master were in advance of the period in which he per- sonally appeared; but his example was right, and is available at the right time. The way is absolute divine
24Science: walk ye in it; but remember that Science is demonstrated by degrees, and our demonstration rises only as we rise in the scale of being.
SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
Men give counsel; but they give not the wisdom to profit by it. To ask wisdom of God, is the beginning of
1Meekness, moderating human desire, inspires wisdom and procures divine power. Human lives are yet un-
3carved, — in the rough marble, encumbered with crude, rude fragments, and awaiting the hammering, chiselling, and transfiguration from His hand.
6Great only as good, because fashioned divinely, were those unpretentious yet colossal characters, Paul and Jesus. Theirs were modes of mind cast in the moulds
9of Christian Science: Paul's, by the supremely natural transforming power of Truth; and the character of Jesus, by his original scientific sonship with God. Phi-
12losophy never has produced, nor can it reproduce, these stars of the first magnitude — fixed stars in the heavens of Soul. When shall earth be crowned with the true