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Wakeful watching

Mark 13:33-37

From the November 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In strong command, the Master tells us all to "watch and pray" to see when Christ might come. What do we watch, how do we hear the call that wakes, and makes the voice of darkness dumb? What speaks to us in constant, random voice, this lulling message of the earthly view? It is a monologue of mortal choice that boasts and says, "I am the only you.