A Christian Science Welfare Room

The meaning of the rooms established by the Christian Science War Relief committees in connection with the various camps and training stations, to the men in the service of the United States and her allies, is only now beginning to be unfolded. Daily we are hearing of healings, many and wonderful, of all sorts of ills and discords, through the work at these rooms. But the purpose of this article is to tell something of the good that has come to one not in uniform, whose great privilege it was to serve as hostess, during certain days of the past winter, in one of these places.

When the opportunity to do this work was presented to this student, she did not at first recognize it as desirable, but rather regarded it as a more or less tiresome duty which she would have shifted, if possible, to others. Material sense argued that home ties, individual problems, and the needs of those who waited to be healed, were so insistent as to make it very hard to give up one whole day a week to this cause. However, the matter was prayerful taken up for solution according to the requirements of Principle. And, lo, what a changed aspect it immediately took on!

In the first place it was clearly seen that no problem of any sort ever came, in Science, to a human person for solution. Rather does every human problem come to the Christ, Truth, to be solved; and so the student realized that it was the measure of Truth which she, as its humble follower, was attempting to express, that was called upon for service. Humbly she saw that here was an opportunity to enlarge the borders of her home and, as does always a gracious hostess, to spread before her guests whatever she had in the house, be it much or little; for that which was sought by all alike was the food of Truth—spiritual understanding. Gratefully and joyfully now was the work accepted and begun.

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The Scriptures and the Business Man
October 4, 1919

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