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From the January 1905 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Our Master, Christ Jesus, frequently led his disciples away from the curious, watching, perhaps carping throngs that followed them, and retired with them to the "wilderness," the open, uninhabited land by the sea or among the hills, where, unchecked by scribe and Pharisee, he could freely open up the treasures of the Father's love to those whom he had chosen for himself from among the simple and lowly. Through Christian Science we come to understand what this wilderness means: "Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule wherein a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence" (Science and Health, p.