In former days the story of Cain and Abel used to arouse a vague sense of injustice in the writer; it seemed hard that Abel's gift should be accepted and Cain's rejected, for seemingly they each gave of their best, but the light of Christian Science has enabled her to see more clearly the divine justice which "had respect unto Abel and to his offering: but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. " We know that "a wrong motive involves defeat"(Science and Health, p.
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