The Lectures

In introducing Willis F. Gross, who lectured on Christian Science, Atty. Arthur E. Miller spoke in part as follows:—

Within the past three moths I have taken up the study of Christian Science, and while I am only a beginner, yet already I have found it to be a most wonderful and fascinating study, with the greatest possibilities and probabilities for the good of mankind.

For years I have watched human development along material lines and have marveled at its seemingly wonderful accomplishments, only to pause with sudden doubt confronting me. What good has it all done? Have these marvelous achievements of the human race really made mankind happier or better? On their account has there been any less sin, sickness, suffering, or sorrow in the world? And persistently I ask myself, Of what real use, then, is all our material wisdom? If these gigantic attempts to add to our material comforts, to our material pleasures, to our material possessions, have brought little or no perceptible benefit to the human race, then there must be something radically wrong with it all. It must rest upon a false basis; its foundation must be of sand, and the search-light of aspiration must have been turned in the wrong direction.

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March 14, 1914

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