The Lectures

Boston, U.S.A. (The Mother Church).—Ezra W. Palmer, lecturer; introduced by Bicknell Young, who said in part:—

Whether people know enough of Christian Science to interest themselves in the study of it, or whether they are mere observers (indifferent or otherwise) of its great works, they all practically agree that by means of Christian Science an element of joy and confidence is introduced into human lives and living. The casual observer cannot know exactly why this is so. If he would know, he must cease to be casual in his observations, and become interested and sincere, even to the point of thorough investigation. Then he will understand more clearly what Christian Science is doing for the world, and, better still, why it is doing it.

Our lecturer this evening has had long experience in the precept and practice of scientific Christianity. He comes to tell us something of the Principle and rule which, in the measure that they are understood, constitute a demonstrable knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If any of you here to-night have not previously known of Christian Science, if any of you have come in tribulation and fear, or suffering with disease, or subject to vice and sin, you will here learn how you may take the first effectual steps to overcome any or all of those undesirable or afflictive human experiences, and possibly, through careful and prayerful attention, you may grasp some of the deeper meanings of the profound facts here set forth, and experience the immediate joy of improved health and morals, as a result of your attendance at this lecture.—The Christian Science Monitor.

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March 30, 1918

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