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"BE OF GOOD CHEER"

From the May 1952 issue of The Christian Science Journal


[Original article in German]

Many individuals believe that there is no comfort for them today. But this belief is groundless, for from the lips of Christ Jesus we have the comforting words (John 16:33), "Be of good cheer." Do thev not sound like a command? All can obey them; all may take fresh courage if they will only have confidence in the reason underlying his command, namely, "I have overcome the world." What a victory—the greatest ever won!

What gave Christ Jesus the strength to achieve such a victory, of the fruits of which all men may at all times partake by following his example? He knew the great scientific facts of being, that God is the only creator and that man expresses the nature of his creator. Man's being is therefore spiritual, perfect, good, harmonious, and eternal. Jesus acknowledged and demonsrated this perfection and wholeness of man and the universe. He demonstrated Christ, and it was the Christ, Truth, which endowed him with the power to "overcome the world."

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