Once upon a time," so the legend runs, certain dissenting influences sought permanently to isolate and to conceal from mankind the "Spirit of Divinity." According to the fable, the ''Spirit of Divinity" was to be hidden in a place so unapproachably remote, so completely impossible of conjecture, and altogether so utterly beyond human sagacity that no one would ever be able to find it.
The suggestion that it be hidden in the sea was rejected for fear that mankind, through the use of floating equipment, might eventually find it. Nor did it seem wise to hide it in the depths of either the forests or the mountains, because mankind, being so intensely inquisitive, so insatiably explorative, and so heavily charged with curiosity, might ultimately discover it. So it was cunningly contrived that the safest place to hide the "Spirit of Divinity" would be within man himself. There he would never look for it.
"Millions of unprejudiced minds —simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert— are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences." So writes Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 570 of her textbook, ''Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."
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