Notwithstanding the fact that he to whom all Christendom looks for example and doctrine went about constantly healing the sick and even raised the dead, the criticism is sometimes brought against Christian Science that it makes the body of undue importance, in that people turn to this system of healing for physical relief, and at their Wednesday evening meetings repeatedly give thanks for having been freed from bodily suffering.
It is now the usual thing to find in large or busy communities, that an officer of the law is stationed at the intersection of two or more streets, whose business it is to direct the stream of traffic so as to prevent congestion as well as danger.
When Jesus said to his disciples, "Have faith in God," he was not turning them to an unknown Deity, but was calling upon them to rely on a Father whom he had proved in their presence again and again to be omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient good.
At the time I became interested in Christian Science I was taking six kinds of medicine, but notwithstanding this fact I was attracted to its teachings for its value as a beautiful, practical religion, rather than for its healing efficacy.
Fourteen years ago, while filling my first term as teacher, I suffered so much from cramps and backache that all preparation for the next day's lessons was done while flat in bed, and considerable time was lost from the schoolroom.
I have long desired to express my gratitude through our periodicals for the peace, contentment, health, and happiness which I have experienced since taking up the earnest study of Christian Science some five years ago.
Christian Science is coming to mean to me an ever available remedy and counselor, but I have been slow to grasp even a part of its possibilities, as owing to former training it was not natural for me to turn to God in any trial.