A Storm gathered over the Sea of Galilee.
I Rose and missed the glowing lightThat yestermorn had made earth bright,And glancing westward thrilled to seeThe flaming red sent back to meFrom windows in an old barn loft,Which glowed like jewels rich and soft.
If the insistence of Christian Science upon the allness of God and the consequent nothingness of matter seems startling or troublesome to mortal mind, this does not warrant a contemptuous dismissal of the proposition without investigation.
Your New Year greetings and advice have the right ring, are lofty in sentiment, and are to be commended, with the exception of the reference to Christian Science, which, though kindly in intent, might be misleading to the uninformed.
In a reported sermon a clergyman is made to say that Christian Scientists deny the atonement of Jesus.
An article in the Times-Picayune quotes remarks of a prominent Chicago physician, who referred to Christian Science as one of the "little foxes" which interfere with public health work.
The clergyman who has undertaken to criticize Christian Science propounds a number of questions, many of which in the light of actual facts are merely frivolous.
Men are occupied with questions political, balancing preferences, valuing promises, assaying threats, in an endeavor to establish states and estates, while about them swirls the mesmerism of fear, pride, ambition, malignity, and self-will.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way;"—so sang the psalmist, and there is no Christian who has not longed to make this experience his own.
[The following communications are published by request—Editor.
The next admission of candidates will take place on June 4, 1920, as provided in Article XIII, Section 2, of the By-laws of The Mother Church.
I rejoice in the words of the psalmist, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.
The study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
With a grateful heart I wish to testify to the beneficent effects of Christian Science.
As a rule in giving a testimony, gratitude to Mrs.
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me.
Like a great many others I came to Christian Science for physical healing after all material remedies had failed, and have received so many benefits that I want to give this testimony and thereby in a measure express my great thankfulness to God and for Christian Science.
In March, 1912, the truth was given me that there was a religion that healed and made all things new.
When I was healed of fear several years ago through Christian Science, I thought it the most wonderful healing anyone could have, for I knew that physicians could prescribe nothing which would heal this trouble.
Without a doubt Christian Science is the greatest blessing that has come into my life.
Although not in search of health or a satisfying religion, both these blessings came into my life with the advent of Christian Science.
I first heard of Christian Science in January, 1891.
I should like to testify to the benefits I have received through Christian Science.
From childhood I reached out for the truth, since much in my religion and daily life seemed dark, confusing, and contradictory.
For many years I have received countless blessings through Christian Science, and in the hope that it may help others who have a sense of fear and limitation, I give this testimony.
In letting in the light of Truth,Where darkness long has been,We may disclose a startling sinAnd wish 'twere dark again.
[The Times, Berkeley, Calif.
Orders for the above named book from reading rooms in Great Britain should now be sent direct to The Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston 17,.