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Elbert Hubbard says in his Philistine magazine for...
The Mexican Herald
Elbert Hubbard says in his Philistine magazine for December: "The entire thinking world will one day pay homage to Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy because she has helped humanity to eliminate many forms of fear."
Think as we may of this notable woman who has built up a great religious denomination, it remains a fact that her adherents have to a great extent—some more, some less—eliminated fear and its evil offspring, worry and anger, from their daily lives. This is much. Fear has dominated the human mind from the dateless age of the cave dwellers. ... The apostles of the evolution theory of explanation of the universe, tell us that pain has been mankind's greatest educator; pain makes fear, and fear breeds caution, and the child of caution is prudence. This is what we are told. But certainly whatever our times can show of great and useful achievement is due to men of a bright and optimistic and wholly audacious temperament. This is the stuff the great inventors and all great doers are made of. The world is far from perfect; it offers ample scope for the work of generations of reformers and humanitarians. But who will say that humanity would not advance rapidly towards more genial conditions were Christian unselfishness the rule, and needless fear supplanted by a great hopefulness?
Just to get rid of worry would add immensely to the sum of human happiness. More than that, it would be the banishing of friction, and thus positive and useful accomplishing would be far easier than it is now. The Christian Scientists assert that they have the secret of cheerfulness, that they do not allow pessimistic thoughts to sway their minds. They seem to have taken hold of this great business of life by the right handle. And life is the real business of all of us, men and women, as Montaigne eloquently showed several centuries ago. How to make a success of life in gaining health, needful human comforts, and spiritual tranquillity, is the problem for all. There is no sense in choosing a dark dungeon to dwell in, when outside, on the fair surface of the earth, there is sweet air and bright sunshine. The mental attitude makes the dungeon, or the open air of cheerfulness. Man is as he thinks. He is nothing else but a bundle of thoughts. Thinking rightly brings positive happiness, serenity.
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CONCORD, N. H., TO MRS. EDDY, AND MRS. EDDY'S REPLY
Mary Baker G. Eddy with contributions from Charles R. Corning
EXAMPLE BETTER THAN ARGUMENT
THE PERFECT CREATION
R. T. KEY
In the editorial note in your issue of the 23rd ult...
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THE WHOLE GOSPEL
THE VISION OF THE PATRIOT
John B. Willis
THE TRAINED THINKER
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Frank S. Streeter, Irving C. Tomlinson, Carrie B. Wolcott, S. F. Swantess, Inez H. Dabney, Annie Louise Robertson, Gilbert D. Robertson, Arthur Reeves Vosburgh, C. E. Collin, Emily M. Meader
with contributions from H. Cornell Wilson, J. F. Thompson, H. W. Storey
Having received so much benefit form reading the testimonies...
Charles D. Fowler
It is with deep gratitude to God, and to the dear ones...
Willa B. Donelson
When Christian Science found me I was a physical...
Mary Agatha Short
Physicians had been telling me for some time that I...
S. A. Franklin
It is with a heart full of gratitude to God, and to our...
Josephine A. C. Euer
I have recently had an experience which seems to me a...
James S. Blake
I desire to express my gratitude for Christian Science
Mildred L. MacDonald
When I first received Christian Science treatment I had...
G. Moss Barker
Eight years ago I was afflicted with malarial trouble...
Friend D. Case
The half can never be told of what Christian Science...
Anna L. Gonsalves
Ten years ago I was a physical wreck and a prominent...
Mary E. Arnheiter
About ten years ago I was in bondage to serious physical...
Fannie F. Sanders
I have been studying Christian Science about ten years...
With a heart overflowing with love and gratitude I...
Mary O. Allen Mcgregor
The day has come when I am able to testify to the good...
Annie L. Geissler
"AS ONE OF THESE."
Mary J. Elmendorf.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Amory H. Bradford