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A Cruce Salus

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21    The sum total of Love reflected is exemplified, and
         includes the whole duty of man: Truth perverted, in
         belief, becomes the creator of the claim of error. To
         affirm mentally and audibly that God is All and there is
25    no sickness and no sin, makes mortals either saints or
         sinners.

         Truth talked and not lived, rolls on the human heart
         a stone; consigns sensibility to the charnel-house of sen-
         suality, ease, self-love, self-justification, there to moulder
30    and rot.


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1      The noblest work of God is man in the image of his
         Maker; the last infirmity of evil is so-called man, swayed
         by the maëlstrom of human passions, elbowing the con-
         cepts of his own creating, making place for himself and
5      displacing his fellows.

         A real Christian Scientist is a marvel, a miracle in the
         universe of mortal mind. With selfless love, he inscribes
         on the heart of humanity and transcribes on the page
         of reality the living, palpable presence—the might and
10    majesty!—of goodness. He lives for all mankind, and
         honors his creator.

         The vice versa of this man is sometimes called a
         man, but he is a small animal: a hived bee, with sting
         ready for each kind touch, he makes honey out of
15    the flowers of human hearts and hides it in his cell of
         ingratitude.

         O friendly hand! keep back thy offerings from asps
         and apes, from wolves in sheep’s clothing and all raven-
         ing beasts. Love such specimens of mortality just enough
20    to reform and transform them,—if it be possible,—
         and then, look out for their stings, and jaws, and claws;
         but thank God and take courage,—that you desire to
         help even such as these.






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