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From the June 1961 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Practice is the application or use of knowledge. To illustrate: one who gains a knowledge of the basic rules of mathematics and uses this knowledge correctly solves his mathematical problems. He may be said to be practicing the science of mathematics. A student of music begins by learning certain fundamentals. If he puts them into practice, he is able to play and interpret correctly the literature of music.

Christian Scientists begin by gaining a knowledge of the fundamental rules of the Science of being through a careful study of the Bible and of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. As they utilize the knowledge gained from this study, they are able to solve the problems of daily experience. Applying with exactness and consistency the rules contained in these textbooks, they perfect their practice of them.

While one may have the finest instruction in differing fields of human activity, his success depends upon his faithful practice of what he has learned. So it is in the practice of Christian Science. Each student of this Science will be successful in direct proportion to his consistent practice of what his textbooks elucidate.

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