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THE JOY OF GENTLENESS

From the August 1935 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Mortal mind, with its load of unreal beliefs, constantly imposes upon tired humanity useless human opinions, criticism, and evil suggestion. Oh, how comforting it is for those disappointed ones bowed down with the belief of power in evil to experience the kindness and gentleness of love that is expressed to them by one who has found the peace of divine Love!

The beauty of holiness filled the pure life of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. And because of her fervent love and compassion for mankind she was spiritually inspired to write the precious volume, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that the message of Truth with its mighty healing power might pour abundant peace and joy into the lives of all men. Storms of mortal criticism raged about her, but the understanding of infinite Life, Truth, and Love filled her with "the wisdom that is from above," which "is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."

The voice of the Christ, speaking through the pages of Science and Health, resounds with the certainty of Truth. On page 399 we read: "The one Mind, God, contains no mortal opinions. All that is real is included in this immortal Mind." Many around us seem imprisoned in the darkness of human beliefs and are struggling to be set free. Are we using our opportunity to pour the oil of gentleness and mercy upon the troubled waters of mortal mind and to soothe and heal the brokenhearted with the understanding of Truth? Are we lending a hand to the needy one walking by our side? Are we comforting and sustaining the sick and sorrowful with gentle words of Life and Love?

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