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“Take it up!”

From the May 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I once told a spiritually mature friend of mine that I had finished reading the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. He replied, “Oh? I am just on the first section!” 

It’s tempting to enjoy the spiritual concepts in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy while reading about them, but then allow them to drift out of thought. But my friend had been deeply studying those profound truths and soaking them in. He was taking them up and allowing them to become part of his thought. 

When the sun comes up in the morning, most of us open our curtains and let the glorious sunshine in. It is satisfying to see that light. But it’s even more fulfilling to open the door and bask in the sunshine for a few minutes.

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