30scopes and shades to the shadows of divinity, thus im- parting to humanity the true sense of meekness and might.
1One incident serves to illustrate the simple nature of art.
3I insisted upon placing the serpent behind the woman in the picture "Seeking and Finding." My artist at the easel objected, as he often did, to my sense of Soul's
6expression through the brush; but, as usual, he finally yielded. A few days afterward, the following from Roth- erham's translation of the New Testament was handed
9to me, — I had never before seen it: "And the serpent cast out of his mouth, behind the woman, water as a river, that he might cause her to be river-borne." Neither
12material finesse, standpoint, nor perspective guides the infinite Mind and spiritual vision that should, does, guide His children.
15One great master clearly delineates Christ's appear- ing in the flesh, and his healing power, as clad not in soft raiment or gorgeous apparel; and when forced out
18of its proper channel, as living feebly, in kings' courts. This master's thought presents a sketch of Christian- ity's state, in the early part of the Christian era, as
21homelessness in a wilderness. But in due time Chris- tianity entered into synagogues, and, as St. Mark writes, it has rich possession here, with houses and
24lands. In Genesis we read that God gave man do- minion over all things; and this assurance is followed by Jesus' declaration, "All power is given unto me
27in heaven and in earth," and by his promise that the Christlike shall finally sit down at the right hand of the Father.
30Christian Science is more than a prophet or a proph- ecy: it presents not words alone, but works, — the daily demonstration of Truth and Love. Its healing and sav-
1ing power was so great a proof of Immanuel and the realism of Christianity, that it caused even the publi-
3cans to justify God. Although clad in panoply of power, the Pharisees scorned the spirit of Christ in most of its varied manifestations. To them it was cant and carica-
6ture, — always the opposite of what it was. Keen and alert was their indignation at whatever rebuked hypocrisy and demanded Christianity in life and religion. In view