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“Who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the Truth?”

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Announcements Forums Christ Jesus — March 1st, 2020 “Who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the Truth?”

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    “Who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the Truth?” (S&H 326:22)

    The first time I read this Lesson this week, this question really stopped me in my tracks. When I honestly asked myself this, I had to answer — “No one.” The only one who could hinder me, would be myself. There really is no excuse nor justification for not obeying the Truth as I have been taught here at Plainfield Church. Only a holding on to a personal sense of myself, — a belief that I can know something, or succeed in anything, apart from God. Or a reluctance to give up a cherished, but detrimental, habit or character trait that’s caused me nothing but trouble and unhappiness. I’m grateful for the practitioner who is helping me look deeply within, and helping me cast out anything that would hinder my obedience to Truth, and spiritual progress. It’s an ongoing and needed process, — sometimes painful — but always a wonderful one. Mrs. Eddy’s pure Christian Science as taught and lived here, is the only thing that has given me true health, sanity, happiness, and a purpose in life. And to let anything hinder my obeying would not only be stupid, but fatal. Thank you, Lesson-writer, for including this all-important question.

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