On Thursday evening, March 14, in the church edifice, Virgil O. Strickler delivered a lecture on Christian Science. The speaker was introduced by Frank C. Hills, who spoke as follows:—

The Bible tells us that Jesus was once asked if he was the expected Messiah. We all remember his answer, that unanswerable answer: "The bilnd receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up." Clearly the great Founder of the Christian religion believed we should be judged by our works, and I want to repeat tonight the opening words of a testimony given in this room one Thanksgiving morning, Out of a full heart, and, in grateful acknowledgment of his debt to Christian Science, a gentleman said: "I was a drunkard, but now I am a man." Friends, this is not an exceptional case. The members of this little church, and the members of Christian Science churches all over the world, have listened week after week and month after month to just such songs of thanksgiving and freedom as this. Is it any wonder they want others to hear them? Is it any wonder they want others to know something of this truth which makes free today, and here, just as it did nineteen hundred years ago in Palestine?

Will you charge them with proselyting because they would share with you the joy and peace and sunshine this freedom has brought? It matters little to them what you do tonight, whether you accept or reject the message which will go from this platform; but to you it matters much, to you it means everything. It means life, it means the break of day. It means light in place of darkness, hope in place of despair, freedom in place of slavery, happiness in place of wretchedness, health in place of sickness, joy in place of sorrow, harmony in place of discord. It means heaven in place of hell. Christian Science has meant this to thousands upon thousands, and this it will mean to you. Thousands upon thousands of the heavy laden have come unto this Christ, Truth, and the promise has been kept; it has given them rest. It will give you rest, and if you leave this room conscious of a little less fear, of a little more love for God who is Love, a little more love for man who is His image and likeness; if one little ray of sunshine has found some darkened corner, this lecture will not have been in vain. Correspondence.

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