"Tired children"

On page 322 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says, "The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love."

The answer to the question, How is it that so many theatrical people take up Christian Science? is simple enough. Like the "tired children" of whom Mrs. Eddy speaks, often sick and discouraged besides, they accept the truth as a thirsty plant drinks in water. After being thrust about the world, they usually appreciate a loving thought whenever it is offered. And what a blessing is brought to these people, hungering after righteousness, when unselfish love takes the place of jealousy and self-seeking! Christian Science makes it easier for them to bear absence from home and family, knowing that space cannot divide those whose thoughts are united in Truth.

It is no unusual thing in these days to hear, over or through a dressing room partition, the words of our revered Leader being read from Science and Health,—words of comfort and assurance that make one forget the noise of fitting stage paraphernalia and the sounds from the orchestra. Those in the profession who are studying Christian Science benefit much by the loving and helpful answers given by Scientists to their sometimes rather challenging questions. If we happen to visit a small town where there is a church or society with but a few members, we have only to think how at one time Christian Science was known by one loving woman alone, and how happy she would have been could she have had just a few such loyal and loving students.

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