Lost Opportunities

How often do we Christian Scientists reproach ourselves, sometimes bitterly, because we failed to present the Truth to certain of our friends. How often does error tempt us to talk of other matters, thinking that Christian Science will not be interesting to this person, or that our friend may not be receptive. How do we know that this heart as well as many others in this day and time, is not also hungering and thirsting for the Christ-Truth? This is perhaps a God-given opportunity to you and to that dear one. In my own experience my punishment for such neglect is often swift and sure. And on the contrary, when I have put Satan behind me, trusted in divine Love, and poured out words of Truth and Life, I receive my reward often just as swiftly and surely. I will cite one instance.

This past summer, while at a pleasure resort in a large hotel, I met a celebrated Italian pianist and composer. I was much interested in and charmed by this gentleman. He was highly intellectual and produced wonderful music. I soon found, however, that he was at times moody and despondent and a great sufferer from dyspepsia. I longed to talk to him of Christian Science. One day when he was complaining and miserable, I told him of my own healing, and he was at once greatly interested; he begged to see the "little book" that had wrought such a wonderful cure. I gladly went to my room and brought forth "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." which he eagerly grasped, and was soon devouring its contents.

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