The New York Legislature has passed an act broadening the conditions under which the public service commission may grant franchises for rapid transit lines.
A subtle argument which often presents itself to the Christian Scientist is to the effect that it is best not to resist certain phases of evil for fear of resorting to human will-power.
Assuming that a Christian Scientist has reached the point where he daily strives after reformation and complete redemption from sin, granted that he is willing to make every sacrifice for holiness, and to subordinate every lesser desire to the supreme one of working out his salvation, should this warfare seem to be grievous and discouraging?
The expressions of gratitude so frequently heard at our testimonial meetings are perhaps, for outsiders, the most unusual part of the Christian Science services.
Perhaps no part of the message of Christian Science is more misunderstood than is its teaching concerning the unreality of evil.
We have been accustomed to regard the pathetic resignation of the human will to the divine which Jesus expressed in the garden of Gethsemane, as a phase of thought most difficult to enter into, but upon giving the matter serious consideration, we find this, like many of our other preconceived ideas, to be entirely false concept of the prayer, that instead of being the most exacting, it is really the easiest and most natural petition to offer.