During a conversation, a man who was then engaged in farming in the great western country, where irrigation is depended upon to furnish the moisture necessary to produce crops, remarked that he did not have a sufficient amount of water that season. When asked if there was a shortage of water he answered that there was an abundance, but that the ditch which carried the water from the main canal to his land was not in good condition. Weeds of the preceding season had blown into it, and it was also clogged with rubbish and sediment of various kinds which had not been cleaned out of it. As a result the ditch would not carry the water, and it was overflowing and much of it lost before it reached the place where it was needed. He further remarked that he was going to have it perfectly clean for the following season, and keep it clean, and he was sure that there would be no danger of the crops suffering because of lack of water.

These remarks brought a much needed lesson to the student of Christian Science who listened to them, and the words of a hymn which is often sung at our services came to mind (Hymnal, p. 89):—

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