Christian Science, the Comforter

In the days when Christ Jesus delivered his message to the multitudes who thronged his steps, numerous were the healings that took place, and great was the consolation he brought to suffering and sorrowful humanity through his understanding of divine law. To reveal that law was the mission of the Master; for it was given to him to know that through the application of it the world would be redeemed. And when Mrs. Eddy wrote in the Preface of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. xii), "In the spirit of Christ's charity,—as one who 'hopeth all things, endureth all things,' and is joyful to bear consolation to the sorrowing and healing to the sick,—she commits these pages to honest seekers for Truth," she was plainly telling mankind of the comforting power of Christian Science, which reveals the law of God and its application to all human need.

To the spiritually unenlightened thought, human existence is an inscrutable mystery, a period of longer or shorter duration during which trials are the lot of men and all have the burdens of sorrow and suffering in some degree to bear. But is human existence an enigma after all? Christian Science declares that it need not be; that it only remains enigmatical so long as divine Truth is unknown. And Christian Science proceeds to teach mankind the truths of being, thereby clearing away its doubts, its misgivings, its fears, thus bringing consolation and comfort ofttimes beyond the fondest hopes.

But, some one may skeptically ask, does Christian Science really produce this greatly to be desired result? Does it heal disease, and so reduce suffering? Can it destroy sinful thoughts and put an end to sinful deeds? Is it able to wipe the tears of grief from the eyes of sorrowing humanity? Through Christian Science God does all these things. "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Christian Science has actually healed humanity of its woes to an extent it would be difficult to estimate; and its beneficent work continues to-day over the wide area of the civilized world. Every case of the healing of sickness, sin, or sorrow testifies to the fact that Christian Science is the Comforter. Mrs. Eddy refers to it in precisely that way. On page 55 of Science and Health she writes, "In the words of St. John: 'He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.' This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science."

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June 2, 1923

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