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The vehemence that heals

From the February 1978 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Vehemence has been known to accomplish much good in supporting a high human sense of truth. "Truth is on the march and nothing can stop it" "J'accuse," L 'Aurore, January 13, 1898; was the vehement stand taken by Emile Zola in defense of the accused Army officer Dreyfus in France in 1898. Thought was so stirred generally that not only was Dreyfus restored to freedom and eventually vindicated but a number of evils current in officialdom at the time were corrected.

So, too, your vehemence and mine in behalf of the spiritual facts of immortal Truth in Christian Science can stir mankind to demonstrate more fully the harmonies that immortal Truth brings forth.

A lukewarm attitude, on the other hand, can invite and even prolong suffering. In St. John's Revelation the church of Laodicea was rebuked for the lukewarm attitude prevalent there. "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot," the message reads. "I would thou wert cold or hot." Rev. 3:15;

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