The Friends we Meet

No one can attend the Sunday and Wednesday services of the Christian Scientists very long, before he learns that not only are functional and organic disorders met and mastered by Christian Science, and that ills which have long been assailed in vain by medical practitioners are removed, but that it supplies man's every want in every line. No happier men and women can be found than in these Scientist gatherings, and joy and love beam from every face. That this love is real is proved by its results.

It has been the writer's good fortune to attend the Wednesday evening meetings many churches, and the best testimony as to the real, vital brotherly love of the Christian Scientists is found in the almost uniform experience. as related in the testimonies of the new follower who has just been healed in Science. He begins by reciting the dream of the past; relating the material efforts to help him, then, just as he was in despair and perhaps under sentence of death or the hospital, he "met a friend who told him of Christian Science." Even though this was met with raillery, scorn, and unbelief, yet the Scientist, voicing the Truth and the immanence of God's love, was indeed so happy and healthy and confident that at length the sick one concluded to "try" Science. And thus was brought into his daily experience the blessed comfort which is alone to be found in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

Great is the growth of Christian Science and the permanency of this growth is best shown by this uniform testimony of those in need who "met a friend." Permanent because it is grounded in the hearts and affections of those to whom it came as a revelation of the infinite Love that is ever-present and all-powerful.

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A Thought
December 27, 1900

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