Among the Churches

Some thirteen years ago, through cases of healing, the seed of Truth, as revealed through the teachings of Christian Science, was sown in Dallas. Those who heard the call of the Master stood alone, pitted against the conservatism of the South. Gradually others went to work in the same vineyard, and finally, in 1895, a church was founded. The history of the following years need not be repeated,—the long tramp up the mountain side that led to the present demonstration. Having scaled a summit, one prefers to look away across the peaks to a brighter clime, rather than turn the gaze back over the dusty way that has been traversed, the thorn path that has been trodden. The story is ever the same. However bravely the march may be begun, sometimes the most eager feet miss the way, and even the truest hearts seem not to catch the answer to the appeal, "Shepherd, show me how to go." But we have the sweet assurance in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, p. 307, that "The desire which goes forth hungering after righteousness is blessed of our Father, and does not return unto us void." Order is heaven's first law, we are told, and it never fails of fulfilment. Hearts here have gone forth hungering indeed after righteousness, and this has wrought the demonstration of the law of heaven—harmony.

The Christian Scientists of Dallas are trying to realize the significance of that holy meeting of the Apostles in an upper chamber where they were all of one Mind. They are striving to emulate the example of the band of Joshua which marched around the walls of Jericho and shouted together. Under one banner they are now determined to march dauntlessly on until the great high goal is reached.

Christian Science Again
May 24, 1900

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