Joy in Giving

"I enclose herewith post-office order for one dollar ($1), the same to be applied to the Christian Science Benevolent Association fund. While this is only a small portion in showing my love for the cause, I am a widow seventy-eight years old and have no income, but I want to do a little something anyway. I do not feel that I could ever begin to pay out in money the good I have received."

"Prompted by the article 'Looking Forward,' which appeared in the Sentinel of Dec. 2, 1916, a collection was taken up among the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berlin, Germany, at a special meeting on the 26th of February, for the benefit of the Christian Science Benevolent Association in Boston. The collection amounted to marks 790, which we gave over to the War Relief fund, to be reckoned up with Mr. Dickey. We do not wish to neglect to express to you our deepest thanks for the above-mentioned article, and also for the opportunity it gave us to help in the establishment of a new work for the welfare of mankind."

"As I left the house this morning, I remarked to my wife that I was going to send all I could—fifty cents—to the Benevolent Association fund. She took fifty cents from her own little household treasury and said, 'Send this with it.' So here it is. We are trying to drown our sense of the smallness of the dollar in our consciousness of our Father's wealth. Though we seem unable to help much now, we gratefully appreciate the clear service the Board is rendering the cause."

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Among the Churches
July 21, 1917

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