When Jesus came demonstrating the infinitude and omnipotence of good by healing the sick and casting out evils, the Pharisees accused him of being a friend of publicans and sinners.
One cannot long be a student of Christian Science before his attention is directed to the numerous references in Scripture comparing the spiritual progress of the adult to that of a little child.
One afternoon when I was motoring in the San Joaquin valley in California with two of my young sons, our attention was drawn to what seemed to be a great body of water covering the road ahead and extending over a wide stretch of country on both sides of it.
It is related of an aged Scottish divine that when very near the passing "from this room into the next," he was questioned by two of the elders of his church as to whether he was quite sure of his faith in the doctrines of the church in which he had served.
For centuries men have believed that sickness, suffering, sorrow, and even temptation are ordained of God, or at best are allowed by Him, for the education or the disciplining of the children whom He has created, who, as we have been taught, are so frail and faulty that they are in sore need of training.
To a student who was reaching out to the heart of Love for thoughts which should bring comfort and healing to one in mental and physical distress, came the saying of our Master to the rich young man, namely, "Sell that thou hast.