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"A Rule for Motives and Acts"

From the May 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The desire to improve the practice of Christian Science healing, to master the claims of sickness and sin through the Science of Christ, is at the heart of every Christian Scientist's life. Therefore alertness to whatever would claim to retard our progress in this direction is important. Christ Jesus' way of salvation has been made evident in this age through the discovery of Christian Science by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. Through fidelity to the teachings of Christ, Truth, mankind has the opportunity to find the way of salvation.

The wise Christian Scientist never underestimates the healing power brought to a life that accepts the discipline of our Leader's Manual of The Mother Church. Spiritual discipline is that training process which instructs, corrects, molds, and perfects all thought and action, which brings "every thought to the obedience of Christ."II Cor. 10:5. It is living that exemplifies Christ Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

Writing of the vitalizing spiritual power of the Church Manual, Mrs. Eddy explains, "Of this I am sure, that each Rule and By-law in this Manual will increase the spirituality of him who obeys it, invigorate his capacity to heal the sick, to comfort such as mourn, and to awaken the sinner."The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 230. Such achievements are the aim of every active Christian Scientist, and Mrs. Eddy assures us that the desire to do God's work is prayer—prayer that is answered.

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