Among the letters to our Leader in the Sentinel of March 26, 1910, was one which referred to a seeming lack of men in the church work, and how it was met; but recently an incident came under my notice which I think would make the writer of that letter give thanks. I myself, in coming back from that small meeting, felt like one breathing the pure air from a mountain height.

In the old army days there were times when it was necessary to put true men on the skirmish line, and it may be that there are more men on the skirmish line in Christian Science than we are aware of. They are surely needed here in this small settlement, where the population in all probability numbers five to seven thousand. The first question asked, as we came together on that evening was, "Is there a practitioner here?" and the answer was in the negative, yet there could not be a more promising field for a worker, a large majority of the people being young men away from home. As there was no reader present at the gathering, it was a case of two or three being gathered together in Christ's name, and we surely realized the promise, "I will be in the midst of them." There were four men, strangers, the world would call them, one asking for help to remove a doubt, another saying he had read a few pages of Science and Health, and that he was looking for more light. Another said he never attempted any undertaking, either financial or otherwise, without seeking guidance or help of divine Mind, while one said he loved Science and Health because its teachings were practical, entering into every problem of life and solving each and all of them.

August 16, 1913

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