In the Sentinel of June 18, there is a report of Judge Hanna's lecture in Queen's Hall, London, England. As I read this report a tearful joy crept over my thought, and at the finish a burst of thanksgiving that, after a moment, sought sober and more practical expression; and not having the writer's address, I beg to thank him through the Sentinel.

What must be her joy whose life and labor has made possible this and every like demonstration? Let him who knows somewhat of the history of the Christian Science movement and of the life of its Founder; of her suffering, and unrequited toil amid persecution,—standing alone, working alone, praying alone, uncomplaining, in ceaseless vigilance upon the watch-tower of a world rebellious of the God-message she had to deliver to it. Let him take a retrospective view of thirty years, or even ten, count the woes, the sins, the deaths, that Christian Science has wiped out; let him imagine what the world would be without this religion of Christ, and what it will be in another thirty years with this religion scientifically applied, then let him read the report referred to and, if he can, let him restrain a tear of joy!

If there was joy in heaven at the birth of Jesus, and an angelic proclamation of "on earth peace, good will toward men," what of the joy when this prophecy is fulfilled? If the first night of the Christian era was filled with joy, what of the many nights in this and other lands, which follow the Christian Science lecturers as they go from city to city producing the effect described in the report referred to, of which I here quote the last paragraph: "In another minute the people were pouring out into the night, carrying with them through the streets of the great city the words which in sickness and sorrow will ever have a new meaning, 'And lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.'"

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August 6, 1904

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