Impersonal Guidance

To keep the impersonal Truth predominant in thought is my constant endeavor, as herein lies the success of our demonstrations, and a proof that this is demonstrable is shown in the following experience. A young member of my family was called upon to go to another place. As this was the first experience of the kind, the necessity of finding a suitable home was quite a problem to solve. The situation was talked over between us, what to do and how to do it. The place was a small town, consequently conditions were not like those in Chicago. How, then, one should proceed to find the comforts of home for a reasonable price, was the question. The advice given was, first of all, to know the truth, —then to take the usual methods of inquiry. A suggestion to consult some Scientist in the place was looked upon favorably for a few moments; then it seemed the better way to be guided impersonally, and this was adhered to. Later this was put into practice by going to a store where a desirable class of people would be most likely to be heard of. In this way a name and address were obtained, although the opportunities to find a place such as was wanted were said to be few, and the demand great. The person recommended was seen, but could not accommodate the one who needed a home; however, this party gave the name of another, where satisfactory arrangements were made.

On going down to breakfast the first morning, a copy of Science and Health, a Quarterly, and a Bible were found lying on the parlor table. This discovery, of course, brought out the fact that the newcomer was also a Christian Scientist, and both the lady of the house and the new member into her household rejoiced at this leading of Truth. The good news sent home to mother caused her to rejoice as well, in this evidence that divine wisdom unfailingly meets every human need, and that even our "names are written in heaven."

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The Withholding of Testimony
July 8, 1905

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