On silent Syrian hills the shepherd watched,Communing in the fragrant star-filled darkWith all-pervading peace, which settled downO'er folded flocks of sheep and little lambs,All trustful in appealing helplessness;Content to feel the shepherd's hov'ring care;Content to rest where'er his presence bides.
It [The Christian Science Monitor] carries into its columns and into its editorials a truly Christian spirit, a desire to help, to benefit, and to improve.
A critic, writing in a recent issue of your paper, appears to have difficulty in reconciling such passages of Scripture, fully accepted in Christian Science, as may be found in the third chapter of the first epistle of John, verses eight and nine, which plainly declare that whosoever is born of God does not and cannot commit sin, while "he that committeth sin is of the devil.
When an individual accepts Christian Science, he learns with joy just what the Bible teaches about the coming of the Comforter promised by Jesus.
The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, was built, as are all Christian Science churches, by voluntary contributions from those who have been raised from beds of pain, saved from the throes of sin, and, in many instances, literally snatched from the mortal belief of death itself through the ministrations of Christian Science.
Christian Science is "honored" because it brings healing to the world—healing from sickness and sin.
To tell the suffering that their maladies are imaginary would not be likely to help them.
Dear Father-Mother God, within Thine armsOutstretch'd in loving care to me, Thy son,What joy is mine to know that we are one,All one in Love—inseparably oneThroughout eternity.
When a famous head master of the University School of London, no doubt in a spirit of jocularity, uttered his celebrated interrogatives and answers which, to many, have seemed so obvious as to be trite, "What is mind?
Christ Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
How familiar to the thought of the world has become the star of Bethlehem! What good it stands for; what blessings it promises! How mankind has come to love the account of the wise men on their journey! And then, there were the shepherds! In all the literature of the ages, nothing has stirred the heart of both youth and adult with holier feelings than has Luke's recounting of their vision.
More than thirty years ago, Christian Science found its way into our home.
For the benefit of those who when put to the test find their faith faltering between Christian Science and material remedies, I wish to tell how I was spared, through the ministrations of the former, from being a life-long cripple.
Christian Science was brought to my notice soon after I had settled in Paris.
Eleven years ago I was suffering with what the doctors called chronic appendicitis, also a bad condition of bowel trouble that had been with me from early childhood.
One of my earliest recollections is of being carried from one dark room to another, and crying with pain as I was taken through the dimly lighted hall.
Some time after the armistice, when the Spanish influenza was raging, I found myself attacked with some of the symptoms of that disease.
When one's measure of gratitude is large it is well to give credit to whom it is due.
I consider it a great privilege to express gratitude for the joy that has come into my life through the loyal work of a Christian Science practitioner, and earnest study of the Bible, in connection with "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and other writings by that noble woman, Mary Baker Eddy.
I desire to express my gratitude for a quick healing which I recently experienced.
Christian Science has brought to me the most valuable of all possessions,—the knowledge of the continual presence of God, and of the right of each individual to attain a knowledge of His omnipotence.
Christian Science came to me about ten years ago, after many years spent in search for the true light in the Bible.
I, too, have experienced the blessings of Christian Science, and gratefully recall a healing which took place in the autumn of 1920.
The night of error's darkness wanes,The morn of Truth is breaking,And now a worn and weary worldTo Love's white light is waking.
["Passing of Materialism," from the Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The contract for the publication and sale of the Works of Mary Baker Eddy, entered into between the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy and The Christian Science Publishing Society in October, 1917, was rescinded by mutual agreement on June 15, 1922.