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From the April 1941 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When Christ Jesus declared to his disciples, "Ye are the light of the world," he was not speaking to an extraordinary group of people, but to a group of simple men, engaged in ordinary vocations, whose only claim to distinction was that they had recognized the Christ which Jesus revealed and manifested, and had left all to follow him. The disciples made many mistakes; they often failed to understand their Master's teachings, but Jesus patiently taught, rebuked, and many times forgave them; and he said to them, "Ye are the light of the world.