The Lectures

Bournemouth, England (First Church).—John W. Doorly, lecturer; introduced by the Hon. Mrs. Helen Percy, who said in part:—

We are passing through a time of tension and testing for each individual character. To some these may seem dark days, to others they seem like the dawning of new and wonderful things. We seem to hear two great cries going up from humanity. First is the cry of bewilderment, the eternal child cry of "Why?" "What is it all about?" "What is the good of it?" "Why should we suffer?" Alongside that query is the cry of those who have seen a little more of what the great need of mankind really is, and their cry is the echo of the cry of the great poet Goethe: "Light, light, more light."

St. Paul says, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." I am on this platform to-day because after eleven years' study of Christian Science and enjoyment of the benefits received from that study in my own life and home I have no shadow of doubt left that light—the light we all need—has come to the world through the open door of Christian Science.

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April 6, 1918

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