Being Ready for Christian Science

While we know that all are really the sons and daughters of God, and in our awakening are ready for the spiritual uplift and regeneration that Christian Science brings, we find in our experience that some apply for the healing who are seemingly unwilling so to surrender the beliefs of materialism as to let the light of Truth come in, that the glory of the Lord may be risen upon them.

Recently a man applied for treatment, and prefaced his application by saying: "Now, first of all, I desire you to give me some proofs that this system of yours is going to cure me. I want to know if you have cured others of the same trouble, how long it required, and to know if you are sure you can cure me. I am a practical man, and do not intend to spend my time, patience, and money experimenting."

The writer, in so many words, replied: "My friend, what you are saying and asking is not new to me, for you have voiced the spoken or unspoken thought of a large majority of those who come to us for help in Christian Science. From a human sense basis, your demand seems reasonable enough, and it is perfectly natural for you to think it is so. But let us consider it a little and see.

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A Suggestion for Children
February 5, 1903

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