For ages Christian people have been interested in the story of the Holy Grail,—the cup used, so the legend goes, by Jesus at the last supper, afterwards given to Joseph of Arimathea and carried into Britain, whence it disappeared, to become the object of the quest of the knights of the Table Round.
The human mind, being unable to deny the righteousness of Jesus' teachings, always strives to postpone their application to everyday life for the simple reason that only in this way can it continue to delude mankind and so prolong its so-called existence.
One night last winter, while struggling to rise above an acute phase of an illness which had lingered for several days, and when the moment of victory still seemed a long way off, there came out of the gloaming in a most helpful way an incident remembered from childhood days.
On question of religion it can hardly be expected that ministers or the so-called orthodox churches will agree with the teachings of Christian Science, but in a recent sermon on the "Value of Theosophy, Christian Science, and New Thought," a local minister has made the mistake of saying that the teachings of Berkeley and Kant are fundamentally similar to Christian Science.
A writer sends these words, after a vivid description of one of the most terrific battles on the western front in France: "One never knows how near he is to God or how near God is to him until he goes through or experiences what I have just experienced in this battle.
About eighteen years ago I first heard of Christian Science, but without looking into it I formed my own opinions, and while conceding some good to its teachings, limited its healing power to the overcoming of nervous troubles.