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From the April 1918 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The call of the angel of the Lord from the midst of the burning bush caused Moses to do that which mortal mind had been industriously doing from time immemorial; namely, endeavoring to explain by material sense that which the divine law of infinite Love alone can make clear. His first impulse was to "turn aside" and see why the bush was not burnt, to investigate from a personal sense standpoint that which material sense could never explain; but rising triumphant far above the limitations of humanity came the command, "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet," and the reason for this command is explained in the tremendous assertion of the presence of the ever living God, "for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.