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From the September 1943 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When the parables of the master Christian are studied in the light of Christian Science, fresh and inspiring views of their profoundly practical value are unfolded. A student who had been meditating upon the parable of the lilies, with its teaching of self-forgetfulness, its healing of the thought anxious about progress and supply, suddenly noted that he had been dwelling almost exclusively upon the beauty of the bloom, comparing it to the lovely result he so earnestly desired in his own experience, whereas Jesus' first injunction is to "consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.