The consciousness of the Christian Scientist is like some sweet, still garden, wherein each day is unfolding new blossoms of thought, nourished by the dews of faith, refreshed by the winds of hope, and quickened into life and beauty by the warm sunshine of love.
Whenever and wherever I attend a Christian Science service, I find a goodly number of Jews enthusiastically taking part in the services and testifying to the grand verity of this teaching, and I desire to express my profound gratitude for the bringing of so many of these my people into this wonderful truth.
A recent issue, reporting the sermon of an evangelist holding meetings in your city, contains a brief reference to Christian Science which may be misleading to your readers, and concerning which I should like to make a correction.
I would like to state that the object of my letter in answer to Doctor—'s criticism of Christian Science was to insist upon the fact that Christian Science is a religion which has a spiritual message for mankind.
Not so very long ago in New York, a Christian Science practitioner, regularly engaged in Christian Science healing, was convicted of accepting fees from his patients, who were glad to pay for his services, and was sentenced to be punished as a criminal.
May I reply briefly to an editorial in which you express the opinion that Christian Scientists should be compelled by law to qualify as medical practitioners before being allowed to practise their religion for the benefit of the sick?
A few days ago an item appeared in your paper which stated that because a resident of Yonkers, who was a Christian Scientist, had died without medical treatment, the coroner was making an investigation.
Our Master warned his disciples, and through them all mankind, against the dangers of mere profession, saying, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
For some time I have desired to give my testimony of healing, first that God may be glorified and that the great truth which Christ Jesus taught through his life may be demonstrated as the true Principle to live by, and secondly that perchance some one suffering from similar ills may be helped by my experience.