THE LECTURES

Miss Mary Brookins of Minneapolis delivered a lecture on Christian Science at the Auditorium Sunday afternoon [Jan. 16] under the auspices of Second Church of Christ, Scientist. She was introduced by Mrs. Evanstein Barrie, who said in part,—

One of our modern writers says, "The sole motive for every action of man is a desire for happiness;" and as the majority of people believe that happiness comes through the possession of many worldly things, our lives are spent in the pursuit of gain. As we ascend toward success, our horizon widens, and we see before us more and greater needs than we have ever dreamed of. Our ideas of necessity are only relative after all, for what seemed yesterday to be affluence and power, today are but poverty and defeat. So there seems to be no fixed place whereon mortal man may stand and say, "I have attained to this position;" or, "I have acquired so much, now I am happy." In the face of these failures to reach the goal, the mind turns to the within, and there becomes conscious of the fact that true happiness comes from the development of the spiritual man. Along with that development comes the understanding that it is not the seemingly adverse condition which annoys us, but it is the attitude of mind which we assume toward that condition that makes us miserable or otherwise. We are here today, hoping to learn something about the acquiring of that spiritual development which brings the happiness that abides under all conditions.

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