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When the Pharisees saw Jesus do such deeds of mercy, they went away and took counsel how they might remove

6him. The antagonistic spirit of evil is still abroad; but the greater spirit of Christ is also abroad, — risen from the grave-clothes of tradition and the cave of ignorance.

9Let the sentinels of Zion's watch-towers shout once again, "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given."

12In different ages the divine idea assumes different forms, according to humanity's needs. In this age it assumes, more intelligently than ever before, the form

15of Christian healing. This is the babe we are to cherish. This is the babe that twines its loving arms about the neck of omnipotence, and calls forth infinite care from

18His loving heart.


What figure is less favorable than a wolf in sheep's

21clothing? The braying donkey whose ears stick out is less troublesome. What manner of man is it that has discovered an improvement on Christian Science, a "met-

24aphysical healing" by which error destroys error, and would gather all sorts into a "national convention" by the sophistry that such is the true fold for Christian heal-

27ers, since the good shepherd cares for all?

Yes; the good Shepherd does care for all, and His first care is to separate the sheep from the goats; and

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1this is among the first lessons on healing taught by our great Master.

3If, as the gentleman aforesaid states, large flocks of metaphysicians are wandering about without a leader, what has opened his eyes to see the need of taking them

6out of the care of the great Shepherd, and behold the remedy, to help them by his own leadership? Is it that he can guide Christian Scientists better than they, through

9the guidance of our common Father, can guide them- selves? or is it that they are incapable of helping them- selves thus?

12I as their teacher can say, They know far more of Christian Science than he who deprecates their condition appears to, and my heart pleads for them to possess

15more and more of Truth and Love; but mixing all grades of persons is not productive of the better sort, although he who has self-interest in this mixing is apt to pro-

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