Christian Science Literature

I Feel urged to raise my voice against the false claim that Christian Science literature costs too much. My experience convinces me that supreme Wisdom is guiding our Mother and Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, and also our Publishing Society under her care. If any one asks why I am so sure, I reply that every fair-minded person will admit that when one has tested a system according to its rules and found it not wanting, he knows whereof he speaks.

To relate in detail the innumerable proofs which have come to me, would require too much space, Words are inadequate to convey our highest realizations of Truth as applicable to our every need. But let me assure every earnest seeker for Truth, be he rich or the poorest in this world's goods, that Jesus' words, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you," enunciate a Principle which, when applied, is just as certain in its results as the Principle governing mathematics or music. I did not know this until I studied and applied the rules given in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy. Neither did I learn this great fact through what is called being rich, but rather do I feel the greater is the blessing to the poor and needy, if they will but invite this meek and lowly stranger (Truth) into their consciousness. I had heard these words of Jesus preached for years, but it was like preaching about the rules of mathematics, without teaching how to apply them scientifically.

It was after years of hopeless misery, suffering many things of many physicians, each one undoubtedly doing his best, that I was persuaded to give Christian Science a trial. My religion would hardly permit me to try what I considered, at that time, faith-cure. However, I was healed, although I told my healer, after questioning her, that she would have to excuse me, if I laughed at the idea of Science healing me, who had gone through so much and tried so many supposed remedies; and if faith would be necessary, I wished to distinctly inform her that I had none. She smilingly replied that I could have the laugh and need have no faith, if I would be strictly honest and live the rule as fast as I learned what it was. This brought my right senses into action, and I said I was willing to do so while giving the Science a trial.

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Christmas Musings
January 25, 1900

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