From the tower of Babel and the temples of Egypt to the mansions and skyscrapers of to-day material building has seemed difficult, because it represents a human concept of permanence that is impossible.
Opening eyes behold the gloryOf the things Love has prepared;Listening ears attend the storyBy the might of Mind declared;Alleluia! Dreams are ending,Truth has dawned, and in its lightThought, on joyful wing ascending,Sheds the terrors of the night.
In the second year of the world war, while standing on a street corner in a mental attitude of mistrust,—mistrusting everybody, even myself, having a fear of becoming a cripple, homeless and penniless, haunted with cowardly suicide thoughts and pronounced by doctors incurable,—I saw a sign stretched across the two sides of the street, advertising a free lecture on Christian Science, in the Municipal Building.
When I first began the study of Christian Science it was not with a view to physical healing, for I was accustomed to accept as inevitable a general ill health which was not extreme enough to interfere seriously with work, but was a constant discomfort.
Through the study of Christian Science and the aid of faithful, patient Christian Scientists, and the help of our periodicals I have been delivered from many discordant conditions.
Our two young sons lay ill with scarlet fever.
I am very glad indeed to testify to the efficacy of Christian Science.
For some years I have had the privilege of enjoying and being helped by the many earnest and convincing testimonies of healing which I have read in the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal.
In the forty-second chapter of Isaiah we read: "I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.
I would like to express my gratitude for the many blessings that have come into my life through some degree of understanding of the truth as taught in Christian Science, but it can never be done in mere words, for by our works are we known.
When I first began to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I found it to be most beautiful.
[Extracts from "The Salvaging of Civilization," by H.
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