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There is no way to demonstrate in figures the influence...
Pasadena (Cal.) News
There is no way to demonstrate in figures the influence of the churches—divided as it is—on the individual life, the home life, and the civic life of a city. If these churches were removed and their aggregate influence were to cease, the demonstration would be plain enough. A man's most faulty or ignorant groping after spiritual truth makes him a better man, a better father, a better citizen. The defects of a church do not constitute a valid indictment against its existence in a community, any more than a weak or even a counterfeit Christian constitutes a valid indictment against the genuine man or woman who sincerely follows a high ideal.
The educational, ethical, and spiritual influence of the pulpits of this city cannot be estimated. Whether the attraction be the high-class music and pulpit eloquence characteristic of most orthodox Protestant churches, the beautiful symbolisms through which the devout Catholic approaches and worships God, or through the simple study and interpretation of the spiritual truth of the Bible according to the method of the Christian Scientist—spiritual hunger is there, men and women go there for the "bread of life," and each, according to his own choice or his own hunger, finds it in some profitable measure. A city's churches do not include all of its spiritual life and ethical ideals, but without them this life and these ideals would have a hard time in the selfish every-day grind and competition of modern society, mercenary and merciless as it is. Better have ethical culture one day in the week than none. The religion that is lived every day in the week must be the one to survive the rest.
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THE THORN IN THE FLESH
REV. ARTHUR REEVES VOSBURGH.
THE FIRST REQUISITE
CAPT. GEOFFREY WILKINSON.
GEORGE S. POWELL
"ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW."
HELEN L. YOUNG
THE CHURCH USHER'S OPPORTUNITY
HARRY J. WIXSON.
CASSIUS M. LOOMIS.
Our critic perhaps unconsciously finds himself attempting...
Willard S. Mattox
In metaphysics there are two distinct systems of thought...
John A. Webster
The prayer of faith which heals the sick in Christian Science...
C. N. Churchill
Law defined scientifically is the unvarying recurrence of...
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
THE ONWARD MARCH
Annie M. Knott
SOWING AND REAPING
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from William B. Johnson, Sue Mims, J. R. Mosley, Maxwell Armfield, Mary Brookins, Coroline W. Moeser
with contributions from Clifford P. Smith, George W. Solley, J. N. Cox
In sincere gratitude for Christian Science, which has...
Eli S. Williamson
It is now almost twelve years since I first became interested...
Alice C. Denton
The lips say what the heart feels! My heart is filled...
Christian Science is to me an ever-present help
Joseph S. Glickauf
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
While reading some testimonies in the Sentinel the...
Eula V. Powell
I have been so greatly benefited by the testimonies published...
Edith L. Gifford
Two years ago I knew nothing about Christian Science
Henry F. Baumgardt
In August, 1907, our little girl was taken very ill with...
EVELYN GAGE KNIFFIN.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Willard H. Hinkley