For two years a committee of twenty appointed by the National Civic Federation has been investigating the question of municipal ownership at home and abroad.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
The warm rays of the sun that travel through leagues and leagues of space, to woo the bud into bloom and fruit, and lift tons of water from the ocean, leaving the impurities behind; the fountain-clouds, growing in the secret of the day and pursuing their pathless course to the distant, thirsty plain: the refreshing showers, sifting the water down so gently that the tiniest flower is not bruised by the rainfall: the higher and purer atmosphere, reserving the snowflakes, like white thoughts, for the lofty mountain top,—all these give intimation of that noiseless operation of the infinite intelligence which throbs through the universe, announcing the sweet, protecting promise, "My presence shall go with thee and I will give thee rest.
It is a common experience that we are often induced to yield to the solicitation of sense in some form, after having resisted the same temptation in another guise.
For the healing of the "world-pain" which poets have deplored and material scientists have vainly sought to assuage, there has come through Christian Science a realization of the "saving health" which is the gift of God.
Be penitent for your sins, and yet despair not: be strong in faith, yet presume not.