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    Today during our Bible study we discussed contentment. Patience is one of the qualities necessary to lead a godly life.
    I was grateful to be alerted to the importance of being content as we work out our salvation, understanding of Christian Science. I could relate to the description of those who impatiently want to push their growth. I am learning to be grateful for any progress and be honest with my motives. It has been a great comfort to be taught here how to take these steps.

    “Of these evils, avarice is one of the most pernicious and is often found in a high degree of subtlety in a mental form. It will create in one a constant desire for quicker progress in science; it will arouse our ambition to reach a high position in thought, without first having worked and proved ourselves capable in the lower steps leading to that position; it will lead us to make assertions we can­not prove, and are not yet ready to prove; it will cause us to forget, in declaring for our spiritual birthright, that all of Spirit belongs to our brother as well as ourself; in short, it will blind us to the fact that we can advance no faster in Christian Science than we are able to demonstrate (S.&H. 224—25).” CONTENTMENT by DORA M. KNAPP January Journal 1897

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