THEN took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. . . . But a certain maid beheld him, . . . and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not." St. Luke.
Like the Master, the inspired author of Science AND Health, our beloved teacher and leader, is being summoned before the tribunal of mortal mind." Sects and creeds, ignorant of what is Truth, like the high priests and rulers condemning the "lowly Nazarene," have united their forces to overcome all followers of the "Truth." When, like the impetuous Peter, we are tempted to use material weapons in her defense, would it not be well to remember that Jesus bade Peter "put up the sword"? Following in his steps, our Teacher says, "Love your enemies." Love must conquer hate. Spirituality must overcome animality. Personal sense must be silenced with the might of DIVINE Mind, if we would not, like Peter, follow "afar off," and proclaim to the world (mortal sense) that we "know not the man" (Truth).
Never, since Christian Science was first introduced by its discoverer, the Rev. Mary B. G. Eddy, has there been greater need of consecrated, loyal students(" doers" of the Word) to fearlessly bear aloft the standard of Truth.