We are quite likely to attach the most value to those things which we have had to make some effort to gain.
For love that makes all alien people kin;For joy that glows, illuming all within;For peace, full flowing river of the soul;Long suffering charity, beholding aye the goal;For gentleness, compassionate to the poor;For goodness, native, changeless, and secure;For meekness, of reviling unaware,And temperance, to use Thy gifts with care;For faith, assurance Thou art still the samePure Spirit whom Thy plenteous gifts proclaim,—We laud and magnify Thy glorious name!
A more careful study of Christian Science on our critic's part would have prevented him from making statements which, although true in the absolute sense, cannot be held to be true in the relative sense which he intended.
In answering a critic of material medicine in your columns a physician went out of his way to "judge that our critic belongs to that class of people who believe in Christian Science.
It would be necessary for one to read dispassionately but a small portion of Mrs.
The evangelist recently holding meetings in Escanaba made it a part of his duties to attack Christian Science.
If the charge made by the reverend critic be true, that the teaching of Christian Science is opposed to God's Word, how are we to account for the fact that thousands of people who never before took any interest in the Bible, have become, after reading the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
The Record, being fairly wise in its day and generation, has not lavishly used the publicity stuff sent out by various "benevolent" institutes, societies, associations, and clubs.
In reply to the criticism of an evangelist permit me to state: It is true that those who get an understanding of Christian Science lose the desire to pray as they once prayed, if they prayed at all, but they by no means lose the desire to pray.
In her dedicatory sermon, delivered in The Mother Church, Jan.
In reading the gospels it is very interesting to note how thoroughly acquainted Christ Jesus was with the Scriptures of the Old Testament.
In one of Emerson's fables the squirrel is made to say to the mountain, "If I cannot carry forests on my back, neither can you crack a nut.
The next admission of candidates will be June 1, 1917.
I have been in Christian Science over seven years.
Deep gratitude impels me to tell what Christian Science has done for me.
Having long remained silent, I feel compelled to testify to the blessings which I have received through Christian Science.
Nine years ago my wife and I were asked to read and study Science and Health, that we might help the work of a practitioner who had been asked to treat one of our relatives.
I am deeply grateful for the spiritual understanding gained from a study of the Bible and Science and Health, and for the many blessings received since coming into Science.
For about ten years I have been studying Christian Science, and often the thought has come to send my thanks to the Sentinel, but each time error has said that I needed something big, something definite to speak of.
My heart is filled with thankfulness to God for all that has been done for me in Christian Science.
It is about nine years since I was led to the truth and healed of what is known as lung trouble in its worst form, after I had been given up by our physician, who told my wife that I could last but a few weeks.
It gives me great joy to write this testimony of my gratitude.
When about to board a car on a busy thoroughfare, I was run over by a heavy touring car, which passed directly over the middle of my body.
Christian Science has indeed been a blessing to me, and I am glad to give my testimony in the hope that it may help some one who is searching for the light of Truth.
The Christian Science Text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.