For Christian Scientists every day is a day of thanksgiving, and perhaps that for which as they go on they most of all thank God and the faithful woman so long at the helm of the Mayflower venture of this age, is that she has opened the way, through the many avenues of the Christian Science organization, for all, even for the least and humblest, to work for the world.

Every one who is standing for this great truth of the present power of Love to heal and save and glorify, is serving his fellow man. Every one who takes on his lips the holy name of Christian Science is doing for the world what many great men have striven in vain to do—that is, those who wear this name worthily. Every one, for example, who attends the services of Christian Science faithfully, who is always at his post on every occasion, great small, in the large churches or in the small churches, is helping to hold aloft the banner of freedom for mankind. There is no one so humble and obscure who cannot in this single act of faithfulness lend his aid to this mighty work, while those who give of their material possessions to the work are investing in far better treasures than mines of gold and copper. Then there is the distribution of literature. There is no one who cannot send along to some one, somewhere, a copy of the Journal or Sentinel or the Monitor. The service done by such a sending forthe of the white-winged messengers of Truth and Love is often far beyond the power of any individual to achieve. The loving motive which sent it forth has its reward pressed down and running over, even though the sender may never know whereto his messenger was sent.

Some one has said that it is the daily living of this teaching in the homes and in the various walks of life which really does most to convince the world of the power and beauty of Christian Science. It is not alone the people best known in the movement, those who stand in the prominent places, who are doing the most to spread Christian Science. After the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy's messenger, has come into a life and has cleansed and enlarged and ennobled it, then the daily influence that goes forth from that life, drawing others to seek the secret of its beauty and peace and activity, stands as the next most potent means of persuading the world that God is Love and that He is a very present help.

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November 25, 1911

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