All over the world, thousands of people gather together on Wednesday evening to testify as to the saving power of God through Christian Science,—"the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind, or God" (Science and Health, p. 482). Mortals who have been in bondage to sin are being redeemed from their wrong thinking, of many people apparently sick and diseased beyond the help of materia medica are being healed, and now have a sense of health instead of its suppositional opposite. In every country, in every language, people are testifying to this great change of consciousness,—from error to truth, from disease to comfort, from sorrow to joy. Weary of their heavy burdens of materiality, they are turning to spiritual joys.

As we listen to the relation of victory after victory, our hearts are filled with great joy and exaltation. But do we fully realize or comprehend why we are enjoying such an age of blessedness, and so many privileges unknown a hundred years ago? We may well wonder what our forefathers would have said to Edison's electric light, as they lighted their tallow dips, or to Marconi's wireless telegraph, and Bell's telephone, when they were obliged to send their messages by stage-coach, or by mounted servants. These and many other great conveniences and blessings to humanity are possible today because of the discovery and power of the tireless inventors to give these things to the world.

If, for instance, Marconi had withheld his discovery, we should not now be able to communicate with a ship in mid-ocean. Although his announcement that he could telegraph without wires was met with laughter and incredulity, he undauntedly continued his researches and experiments, until the "wireless" had reached its present state of usefulness. A generation ago, no one would have believed that a ship in distress could by means of invisible electrical currents signal to another vessel many miles away, and thus almost immediately receive assistance. Nor would we believe it today, if we had not had an actual demonstration of it. Let us, therefore, render "unto Cæsar's," and thus express our gratitude to these benefactors of mankind.

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January 21, 1911

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