Recently we received a letter from a member of the committee on publication, in which he called attention to what he deemed a lack of interest in and support of the work of this important committee; but we cannot believe that this lack is so general as our correspondent would seem inclined to think, for some idea of the splendid work that is being done by this committee all over the field is shown in the several pages of excerpts from their communications which are published in the Sentinel from week to week.

Every Christian Scientist is interested to have the misrepresentations of Christian Science which appear in the public press corrected, but he should know that this can be done only through a carefully planned system of organization, which necessarily involves some considerable expense. It is an old saying that "whatever is worthy doing is worth doing well," and if, in order to carry on this work properly expense must be incurred, then this expense should be borne by the branch churches as a part of their regular outlay, just as they provide for their annual or semiannual lecture.

The board of lectureship and the committee on publication were established by our Leader as adequate means with which to meet the criticisms of Christian Science that are published or promulgated from time to time, and it is vitally important that both of these agencies should have the liberal support of the branch churches if Christian Science is to be clearly understood and availed of by the world at large.

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April 24, 1909

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