The grandest truth in God's big universe
Today, is Christian Science—the Science of Spirit,
That is, the Truth of Christ. The more we near it
The sooner cometh the millennium, and the curse
Of ignorance that doth our eyes immerse
From seeing God, is lifted.
When I hear it
From thy lips, lady, thus, it seemeth to merit
All men are claiming for it; and I nurse
The idea in my mind—until I meet
That Other Idea limping down the street,
That poor, halt wretch—I pause.
But when I see
Thee lay thy whitest hand, in charity,
Upon his unclean coat, and call him "Brother"—
Sure thine the true idea—false the other.