Acts of Kindness

A stranger was in our city a few days since, and during his sojourn made occasion to view the exterior of our more attractive public buildings. While he was standing in front of the Christian Science church, Mr. Vernal, who is in charge, chanced to open the front door, and seeing the stranger, asked if he would not like to come in and look over the interior. The man did so. Mrs. Cora Fuller Straw, the organist, was practising for the day's services, and took occasion to show the stranger the building and acquaint him with some of its details.

On his return to his summer cottage, he wrote a letter expressing his thanks, which goes to show what little acts of kindness and thoughtfulness will do for those with whom we may fall into contact as we journey on. The letter also suggests that we may not be sufficiently thoughtful or considerate of strangers' entertainment. We cannot realize what good we may do by words and acts that cost us no more than a brotherly interest in one another. Especially is this true of our churches. Those who have traveled through Europe extensively, tell us that the older places are ever open and the stranger is invited to enter. The practice is a good one, and inevitably leads to desirable results. This is made plain also, in that little volume put out by A. Bernard Shaw, entitled, "On Going to Church."

Mrs. Eddy's Remarkable Work and Position
July 15, 1905

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