The Lectures

Milton, Mass. (auspices The Mother Church).—John W. Doorly, lecturer; introduced by Miss M. Ethel Whitcomb, who said in part:—

One Sunday morning more than twenty years ago I went to the original Mother Church in Boston, burdened physically by diseases which no physician could relieve, burdened mentally by dis-ease, even anguish, because I could not find in any church answers which satisfied my heart, to the questions: What is God? and, What is the purpose of man's life? That morning Mrs. Eddy addressed the audience. In childlike sweetness and spiritual strength she voiced the glad tidings of Christian Science, and in that wonderful hour I found God. I left the church awakened to a new sense of life, its sacredness and its possibilities, and eagerly began the study of the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It not only unlocked the Scriptures, but unlocked treasures of health and joy and inspiration that I never dreamed were here, and each day during these years it has revealed to me new views of God and man.

From my own experience I know that Christian Science brings health to the sick, illumination to the deadened, joy to the joyless, and love to the bitter in heart. To-night I have come here with keenest interest to hear the lecture that is to be given, for I realize, as do you, that out of the darkness and sorrow of these years of war a new world is rising. It calls upon us to rise with it to newness of purpose, newness of ideals, newness of spirit, that "the kingdoms of this world" may become "the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ."

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February 1, 1919

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