The Lectures

BOSTON, MASS. (The Mother Church).—Virgil O. Strickler, lecturer; introduced by William D. McCrackan, who said in part:—

You are invited this evening into the spacious shelter of The Mother Church, to share with us the illumination shed upon the world by Truth. This light never goes out. It obeys God's command, "Let there be light; and there was light," and sends forth its beneficent rays to guide the stumbling, to cheer the sorrowful, to heal, and to save. This church in its majestic hospitality is like a structure with sides open to the four quarters of the globe. Its foundation is the rock of ages, its roof the protecting power of divine Love, but its four sides are like those of the new Jerusalem, "whose builder and maker is God." In the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, we read: "The four sides of our city are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; 'and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.' This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate" (p. 575).

April 14, 1917

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