Not long ago, as time is measured in mortal years, two American missionaries were sitting on a wayside rest in Japan.
One afternoon, in trying to amuse a small and very wilful child who had been left in my care, I devised a plan which I felt sure would appeal to her little heart, and broached it to her, only to be met by a cold and stubborn refusal to cooperate.
Shepherd our thoughts, O loving One!That they may follow Thee—A white flock, treading in the stepsOf Christ's own purity.
The repentance which overtakes a man and replaces his physical sense of material creation with the spiritual sense of true creation is a mental one, and was expressed by Paul in the advice to "let that mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus," for exactly in the proportion in which a man acquires the Mind of Christ, he comes to understand that creation is spiritual and not material, and then, in the words of Mrs.
Extraordinary as it is, it is nevertheless a matter of experience that the attempt to persuade the race to shake off the self-imposed shackles of evil invariably meets with suspicion and some degree of resentment.
It is being daily proven by practical demonstrations of the healing of physical and moral diseases, that Christian Science is both scientific and Christian.
Christian Scientists accept the statement of Christ Jesus that the kingdom of heaven is within, and they understand this to mean that heaven is not a locality, but a condition of thought.
Christian Science and mental suggestion are as opposite as the poles—one is human, the other is divine; therefore they can in no way be classified as one and the same.
The critic's statement that Mrs.
The use of the word healing in connection with Christian Science is sometimes objected to, the criticism being made that a somewhat overreligious shading is thereby given.
As an article from Leslies which appeared in your issue of Dec.
With regard to recent despatches from Boston, in which the future of Christian Science is discussed with considerable freedom, permit me to say that much of the speculation indulged in on this subject fails to take into account several phases of the Christian Science movement which render extremely improbable the fulfilment of any of the unfavorable prophecies that have been coined out of the passing away of Mrs.
Supplementary to the publication of the appointment to the board of lectureship for the official lecture year, from July 1, 1911, to June 30, 1912, in last week's issue of the Sentinel, it is fitting to call attention to Section 4, Article XXXII of the Manual of The Mother Church, which requires that each branch church shall annually provide for one or more lectures, and in this connection to note some of the details which make for satisfactory service.
In last week's issue of the Sentinel we published a list of the members of the board of lectureship of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, together with their addresses, and attention is called above to certain instructions which have been sent out by the board for the information of the branch church officers who have in charge the arrangements for the lectures to be given by their respective churches.
There is little doubt that the pursuit of happiness engages the attention of mankind more than aught else, at least until many disappointments make the quest seem hopeless to the majority of those who follow it, yet it is both natural and right to seek happiness.
Whatever the field of human interest, in the last analysis that which begets envy and jealousy, strife and division, with all their attendant ills, is a false estimate of values, the failure to see that real achievement and real merit are determined not by the specific work one has performed, but by the spirit and efficiency with which he has performed it.
Rapid progress is being made in the erection of the new edifice of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, on Russell avenue, just east of Grand avenue.
The subject of Christian Science was presented under the auspices of First Church of Christ, Scientist, at the Moore Theater, April 9, by Bliss Knapp.
It is with the deepest thankfulness that I acknowledge the many blessings which Christian Science has brought into my life.
For the past seven years I have enjoyed in my home the blessed peace which comes through Christ, Truth.
Some years ago, before knowing of Christian Science, I had what the doctors called a very severe attack of lung trouble.
After two years' earnest study of Christian Science, and having through the daily reading of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" assimilated in some measure the spirit of the truth which maketh free, having furthermore experienced many blessings and also witnessed their coming to others, I feel that the time has arrived for me to express my deep gratitude to God, and also to our beloved Leader, Mrs.
I have felt for some time that I should send an expression of my gratitude for many blessings received through Christian Science.
It is with a thankful heart that I tell of the many blessings which have come to me through Christian Science.
When I turned to Christian Science for healing I had had a long experience with doctors and medicine, but had only become weak, thin, and discouraged, being told after going through an operation for appendicitis that I was left with almost hopeless conditions.
As the Sentinel comes into our home week after week, and I read the helpful and beautiful thoughts of some of the earnest workers in the field of Christian Science, who have given of their store that in turn others may be blessed, I realize that I too must express my gratitude to God for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me.
When I first heard of Christian Science I was suffering intensely from stricture of the throat and extreme nervousness, being obliged to have the throat dilated twice a week by a noted specialist.
Christian Science found me a physical wreck, having been a sufferer for over three years from heart trouble.
Having been wonderfully blessed through the ministrations of Christian Science, I wish to acknowledge my gratitude.
I wish to express my gratitude to God for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me.
I feel it my duty to tell others what Christian Science has done and is doing for me.
It gives me great pleasure to testify to the healing power of Truth.
As I realize the many blessings which Christian Science has brought to my home, I feel that I would be neglecting a sacred duty if I should fail to acknowledge them.
Words fail me when I attempt to express my gratitude to God for what Christian Science has done for me and my family.
Who drives the horses of the sunShall lord it but a day;Better the lowly deed were done,And kept the humble way.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.