The thought has been expressed by some prejudiced persons, that Christian Science is intended only for the rich, and that the poor have no place in its churches. Those who have any understanding whatever of the uplifting truths expressed in Christian Science, know that this religion is most practical, and is a wonderful help to the poor, so called, as well as the rich. It not only uplifts both classes spiritually, but is a comfort and a strength to them in performing their daily tasks.

I know personally of a German woman, a widow, who one year ago was healed of an abnormal growth of four years' standing. This healing was accomplished through the perusal of some copies of Der Herold. Three weeks from the time she received the magazines, the growth had entirely disappeared. She, naturally, feels most grateful for this healing, and although she cannot at present read English, she says she can never again depend upon any material means for healing, but upon God alone. She is obliged to earn her living by working out by the day, and she now feels physically able to do whatever is required of her. Has not Christian Science proved a boon to this struggling heart, this woman for whom there was apparently no help?

Several years ago, when taking my first steps in Christian Science. I heard a testimony given which so impressed me with the practicability of this great truth, that I have never forgotten the main facts of the case. A person who was obliged to earn her living by washing and ironing, related how, in former years, she had been considered careless in her work. Since coming into Christian Science, she had learned to love God supremely, and as only honest, conscientious work on her part could demonstrate this fact, she had learned, through even a slight understanding of this truth, to become so proficient in her work that no one could any longer complain of it.

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June 5, 1909

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