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Introduction to a Lecture
MAXIMILIAN R. KNITEL


         Men and women are like windows, through which spiritual light may shine and thus be made manifest. Now if these windows are soiled, darkened with the murk of materiality, they will transmit but little light. Willingness to start cleansing the windows, however, is what is required. The plea, "Cleanse thou me from secret faults," brings an immediate response. And when the light begins to shine through, it is so wonderfully illuminating. It is indeed a light to lighten our darkness. About eight years ago the light of Christian Science found me with darkened windows. In fact, they were very dark, so soiled and smudged that it seemed almost useless to start cleaning them. At that time the healing message entered my home and rescued a member of my family from a life of invalidism, and I was led to start cleaning my windows so that the light of the Christ, Truth, could do its perfect work. With sure and steady strokes one phase after another of destructive materiality has been wiped away, and today I find, through windows that are much cleaner than they used to be, that the glorious light of Truth is with me always. Did not our Master say, referring to the Christ, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world"?

 

Excerpt from "The Lectures"
Christian Science Sentinel, November 28, 1925
 

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