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18and false practice of the Science of treating disease through Mind. The silent address of a mental malpractitioner can only be portrayed in these words of the apostle,

21"whisperers," and "the poison of asps is under their tongue."

Some of the mere puppets of the hour are playing

24only for money, and at a fearful stake. Others, from malice and envy, are working out the destinies of the damned. But while the best, perverted, on the mortal

27plane may become the worst, let us not forget that the Lord reigns, and that this earth shall some time rejoice in His supreme rule, — that the tired watchmen on the

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1walls of Zion, and the true Christian Scientist at the foot of the mount of revelation, shall look up with shouts and

3thanksgiving, — that God's law, as in divine Science, shall be finally understood; and the gospel of glad tidings bring "on earth peace, good will toward men."

THE CRY OF CHRISTMAS-TIDE

Metaphysics, not physics, enables us to stand erect on sublime heights, surveying the immeasurable universe

9of Mind, peering into the cause which governs all effects, while we are strong in the unity of God and man. There is "method" in the "madness" of this system, — since

12madness it seems to many onlookers. This method sits serene at the portals of the temple of thought, while the leaders of materialistic schools indulge in mad

15antics. Metaphysical healing seeks a wisdom that is higher than a rhubarb tincture or an ipecacuanha pill. This method is devout enough to trust Christ more than

18it does drugs.

Meekly we kneel at our Master's feet, for even a crumb that falleth from his table. We are hungry for Love,

21for the white-winged charity that heals and saves; we are tired of theoretic husks, — as tired as was the prodi- gal son of the carobs which he shared with the swine,

24to whom he fed that wholesome but unattractive food. Like him, we would find our Father's house again — the perfect and eternal Principle of man. We thirst

27for inspiring wine from the vine which our Father tends. We crave the privilege of saying to the sick, when their

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1feebleness calls for help, "Rise and walk." We rejoice to say, in the spirit of our Master, "Stretch forth thy

3hand, and be whole!"

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