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18sense of his crime; but regarded his act as one of simple justice, and himself as the victim. My few words touched him; he sank back in his chair, limp and pale; his flip-

21pancy had fled. The jailer thanked me, and said, "Other visitors have brought to him bouquets, but you have brought what will do him good."

24This mental disease at first shows itself in extreme sensitiveness; then, in a loss of self-knowledge and of self-condemnation, — a shocking inability to see one's

27own faults, but an exaggerating sense of other people's. Unless this mental condition be overcome, it ends in a total loss of moral, intellectual, and spiritual discernment,

30and is characterized in this Scripture: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." This state of mind is the exemplification of total depravity, and the result

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1of sensuous mind in matter. Mind that is God is not in matter; and God's presence gives spiritual light, wherein

3is no darkness.

If, as is indisputably true, "God is Spirit," and Spirit is our Father and Mother, and that which it includes is

6all that is real and eternal, when evil seems to predomi- nate and divine light to be obscured, free moral agency is lost; and the Revelator's vision, that "no man might

9buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name," is imminent.

Whoever is mentally manipulating human mind, and

12is not gaining a higher sense of Truth by it, is losing in the scale of moral and spiritual being, and may be car- ried to the depths of perdition by his own consent. He

15who refuses to be influenced by any but the divine Mind, commits his way to God, and rises superior to sugges- tions from an evil source. Christian Science shows that

18there is a way of escape from the latter-day ultimatum of evil, through scientific truth; so that all are without excuse.

21Already I clearly recognize that mental malpractice, if persisted in, will end in insanity, dementia, or moral idiocy. Thank God! this evil can be resisted by true

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