Progress of Distribution

In whatever field of activity the student of Christian Science finds himself engaged, it is one of the privileges of his work that he should find his reward by recognizing the fruits of the good seed he has been permitted to sow. "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." These words might be accepted as a motto by any distributor of Christian Science literature. Whether he be at work as one of a committee, or whether as an individual he be distributing to friend whom he believes to be interested in the subject, he is undoubtedly bringing glimpses of Christian Science and its healing work to many who have been groping in the dark. "In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good," says the wise man. Mrs. Eddy, too, encourages us with the words (Science and Health, p. 158), "Evidences of progress and of spiritualization greet us on every hand."

At the end of 1918, at the time of President Wilson's trip to Europe, six copies of The Christian Science Monitor with articles on his journey were dispatched to the Dominions by the writer. In the course of a few months a response was received from three of the correspondents, telling of work done by them in Christian Science, though nothing had been heard of them for more than a year. Some few months later another batch of papers was sent out by the same individual distributor, and in the course of a fortnight acknowledgments were received from six recipients, thanking the sender. When, twelve months later, copies were distributed of what appeared to be an exceptionally interesting article the replies were no longer merely expressions of gratitude but statements by the recipients of their condition of thought at the time they wrote and either expressions of gratitude for blessings already received in Christian Science or intimations that they were ready to apply the healing truth to the conditions in which they found themselves.

The Journey
August 28, 1920

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