In a recent conversation with a beginner in Christian Science, as we were discussing the silent prayer in church, she said she was so happy when she learned to pray for spiritual understanding, rather than for material things.
Education, in the true sense, as understood in Christian Science, is synonymous with spiritual enlightenment.
Christian Scientists in general will be glad to note in the article "Mental Therapy Gaining," published in a recent issue, that intelligent discrimination is made between Christian Science healing and hypnotic suggestion as therapeutic agents.
I have read a correspondent's criticism of The Christian Science Monitor editorial entitled "The Medical Goosestep.
On reading an interesting article entitled "Reconstruction by the Spirit," I notice that the author has, probably quite unwittingly, alluded to Christian Science in a way calculated to mislead the thought of your readers as to its true nature and teaching.
A writer in your April issue on the subject of "Religion and Psychiatry" ridicules the healing done by Christian Science, and assigns as a reason for his ridicule that Christian Science "brings about cures through the same mechanism" as was used by Jesus and other Bible characters.
"In my name and in the name of all our poor, accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous donation, and be so kind as to convey also to the War Relief and Camp Welfare committee of The Mother Church the expression of our warmest gratitude.
When we speak of the world we have in view the inhabitants thereof, just as the prophet Jonah was made to understand that Nineveh was not an abstraction to be dealt with in a way to justify his prophesying, but was "that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle.
Divine Science is the Comforter.
If there is one thing which is insisted upon in the Scriptures more than any other, it is our individual responsibility and freedom to choose between right and wrong.
I am happy to testify to what Christian Science has done for me during many years.
During the past few years it has been my privilege to experience such beautiful proofs of divine Love's protecting guidance and care in supplying all human needs, that I feel impelled to send a testimony to the Sentinel with the hope that it may help some worker who is sorely tempted to yield to discouragement.
I accept the invitation of the editors of the Sentinel.
As is recalled by many, the last line given to us by our dear Leader was, "God is my Life".
Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me since I first heard of it, now some eight or nine years ago.
The time has come when I can clearly see the great benefits I have received from Christian Science, and I now wish to let others know something of my experience.
Before I had any conception or understanding of Spirit or Principle, as God is revealed to us in Christian Science, I was one of the most unhappy people in the world, for I was clinging to a belief in chronic stomach trouble, colds, headaches, skin diseases, nervousness, pains and aches of so many descriptions that I can recall only a small part of them; for at times it seemed that if I could pass from this world I would be all the better for it.
In Isaiah we read, "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
When first I became interested in Christian Science, it was through the desire to encourage one who, I thought, felt the need of a religion.
It has been proved to me that Christian Science is the very best thing that ever came into my life.
Christian Science came to me through the healing of my mother, for which I am deeply grateful; but it is for what this truth has done for me that I now wish to express my sincere gratitude.
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