Several years ago a few seekers after Truth began meeting at private houses for the study of the Quarterly Bible Lessons, and two Readers were chosen as soon as there were two of their number who were members of the Mother Church.
A fallen leaf on a flowing stream,And on the water a moment's gleamOf sunshine—and the chilling grayO'erspreads more coldly the autumn day.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
Fortunately for mankind, religious intolerance, which has been the cause of more bitter quarrels, more shedding of blood, more suffering than all else in the history of the world, is on the wane, and the rights of each person to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience is more clearly recognized.
How prone we are to justify ourselves behind the acceded limitations of time and sense! Many of the sweet amenities of living, gentle courtesies, yes, even Christian obligations, are crowded out by the self-justifying, self-satisfying assurance that they would be done, and gladly done, but for lack of time.
When Jesus said, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you," he gave unqualified assurance of the possible results of that "little faith" which is spiritual understanding,—the God with us who is "able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
The interest manifested in our initial Thanksgiving Service has given further evidence of the presence among Christian Scientists of that spirit of sincere gratitude which above all others they have occasion to exhibit.
As the result of study and growth in Christian Science, new views of Truth and Love are constantly unfolding in human consciousness.
Some time ago, while working on a piece of work which seemed quite discouraging and gave poor returns, I found myself in tears.
"No wise mother, though a graduate of Wellesley College, will talk to her babe about the problems of Euclid".
"The end of all things is at hand.
A few years ago a sister in Science called my attention to the many "fear nots" of the Bible.
One of the largest congregations of yesterday [November 9] was that at the Grand Opera House when Mrs.
A little consideration of what takes place around us every day, would show us that a higher law than that of our will, regulates events; that our painful labors are very unnecessary and altogether fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience we become divine.
Reading the testimonials of healing in the Journal and Sentinel has always given me great help, increased my faith, and showed me what great obstacles others have removed, both mental and physical.
We are privileged to publish the following testimony which was embodied in a private letter to a friend:—
I feel that I can no longer put off acknowledging the benefits I have received from Christian Science.
It is amazing from what a mere fraction of fact concerning him, a man will dare judge the whole of another man.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures with latest revisions and additions, and numbered lines, 700 pages.
Christian Science: The Religion of Jesus Christ.