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The great Packers' Strike, which began July 12, involved almost seventy-five thousand men in various cities, and has cost in round numbers, to the packers in damage, lost business to the railroads, and to the men in wages about fourteen million dollars, was declared off on the 8th.
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The Ministry of Bitter Herbs

To-day, I drew from the grass a slender, benighted dandelion blossom, ripe and ready for its sowing, and watched the tiny unnumbered seeds floating so gaily away.
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The feeling of discouragement is a phase of human experience with which every mortal is more or less familiar.
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Gratitude

In the Wednesday evening meetings we often hear the expression of a deep sense of gratitude for what Christian Science has done for the speaker.
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The need of the hour, what is it?
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We are informed that "each self has a distinct state of consciousness," and that "each human being is thus an individual with two distinct phases of existence.
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After returning from Capernaum, where he did not many mighty works because of their unbelief, Jesus stood up in the synagogue at Nazareth and read that memorable and dramatic passage from Isaiah's prophecy which foretold the very incident which he was then bringing about.
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Frequently a truth may be driven home by clothing it under another name, whereas if left without such garnishments, it would be held in disdain and doors would be barricaded against it.
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If Christian Science is illogical because it heals a man through his mind rather than through his stomach, then Jesus was illogical, because this is the precise manner in which he healed and taught his followers to heal.
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Simple Trust

No picture to my aid I call,I shape no image in my prayer;I only know in Him is allOf life, light, beauty, everywhere.
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Among the Churches

Perhaps it would be helpful to the Field to know what one church, with a membership of about two hundred and twenty-five, has done and is doing in response to the resolution, unanimously adopted at the annual meetof The Mother Church held June 18, 1902, pledging to contribute, in behalf of the members present and the Christian Scientists of the world, any portion of two dollars necessary for the completion of an auditorium for The Mother Church.
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The Clerk of The Mother Church requests that those who have made application for membership during the past two years and have not received notice of their election, will notify him at once.
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The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
Editorial
We are in receipt of a letter from a friend, a Christian Scientist, who calls attention to the unsatisfactory nature of the subject-matter and character of some of the testimonies given at our Wednesday evening meetings; "Testimonies" which do not conform in any manner to the rules of evidence, and which fail to carry conviction to the sincere seeker for truth who, for the first time, upon the solicitation of some friend, has attended one of these meetings.
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It is very clear that one of the most important religious movements of modern times has resulted from the study of the Bible in connection with the passages from Science and Health which, together with Scriptural selections, constitute their Lesson-Sermons.
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The web of human life is of so involved a pattern, and the countless threads which enter into its composition are thrown by so many hands, that much of it may remain a meaningless and unintelligible tangle for most of us until that hour of spiritual awakening which illumines not only the path of the future but the experiences of the past.
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The annual meeting of the General Association of Teachers will be held in First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, at 9 A.
Letters

Letters to our Leader

The following letter recently received by Mrs.
Testimony of Healing
About the year 1896 there appeared in The Christian Science Journal, in full detail, a beautiful testimony of healing in connection with the case of my father, a very aged gentleman, who, under the doctor's care, was dying.
Testimony of Healing

About two years ago I was taken very sick and a...

About two years ago I was taken very sick and a physician was called in who said I had cerebro-spinal meningitis in its worst form, but he thought he could help me.
Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart full of gratitude to God that I write of my healing through Christian Science.
Testimony of Healing

About seven years ago I was drawn to Christian Science...

About seven years ago I was drawn to Christian Science by a relative whose many afflictions had given place to health and harmony, and whose loving gratitude was reflected in every word and deed.
Testimony of Healing
I desire to express my gratitude for the wonderful blessings Christian Science has shown me, to express my love for our dear Leader, Mrs.
Testimony of Healing
In Isaiah we read, "I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.
Testimony of Healing
When I look back over the last four years,—those blessed years in which God has proved Himself to us an ever-present help,—I do not know what special mercy to relate.
Testimony of Healing
I had been a great sufferer for thirty years with pain in my left side, also dyspepsia.
Testimony of Healing
The time has come when I can no longer withhold my expression of gratitude for the great gift of Christian Science.
Testimony of Healing
Nearly five years ago, after trying materia incdica in vain for relief, and after being told that there was 110 help for me, a dear friend of tny sister told us of Christian Science, and that I could be healed.
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One's creed is not always the final test of one's religion.
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