Our Master said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
That all true ideas originate with God and pass to man, His image and likeness, is a message of great importance to humanity; for it unfolds a practicable basis for brotherhood.
Please permit me to say that the teaching of Christian Science does not tend to make its adherents easy believers in mystical operations of any kind.
We frankly admit that the Christian Science view of God and man is different from that held by other churches, as is also our interpretation of many portions of the Scriptures.
Christian Science teaches that God is All; that God is infinite good, infinite Life, Truth, Love, the only cause, Mind, the only creator, who made man in His own image and likeness, and who maintains that image and likeness; that, therefore, all that sin can possibly be is a false claim, or belief, that there is something apart from God, some death or denial of Life, some other cause, creator, or creation unlike God.
Under the heading, "Smallpox in the United States," a writer in your issue of recent date makes an allusion to Christian Science which might lead those unacquainted with the teachings of Christian Science to incorrect conclusions.
A recent issue of the News has in it an article in which the writer speaks of Christian Science as if he were under the impression that human will-power is used in Christian Science.
Now mortal men believeThe earth revolves;In twilight grayThe light declines,Then deeper shadows fall;Night follows day.
The shoulder as the burden bearer of mankind has long been a commonly used figure of speech.
There is probably no one who does not desire to understand himself.
Sin is the scourge of the human race.
In the Sentinel of November 8, 1924, the Publishing Society announced that on January 1, 1925, increases in the price of certain Bibles would be effective.
To insure that complete lecture notices be printed in the Sentinel, detailed information should reach the Editorial Department regarding lectures in the United States and Canada, four weeks before the date of the lecture; in Great Britain and Ireland, five weeks before; in other European countries, six weeks before.
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me and for my family.
I did not take up the study of Christian Science for physical healing, but because it appealed to me as the right religion, and because I knew it was the truth by the peace and joy it brought into my life.
With a grateful heart I wish to give my testimony of a quick healing through Christian Science.
I am very grateful for the benefits which I have received through Christian Science.
On page 49 of the Christian Science Hymnal we read Whittier's words,
Surely I cannot longer withhold my offering of gratitude for Christian Science; for only as we express gratitude for the blessings we have received, do we make way for the reception of more.
About twenty-two years ago Christian Science first came to my attention while residing in a large city in the Mississippi Valley.
I was healed of the need of wearing glasses by the reading of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, over twenty-five years ago.
Like a great many others I did not begin the investigation of Christian Science for physical help, but from a great desire for a better understanding of God.
Sometimes the days seem dreary,Sometimes the hours seem long;Sometimes our hearts seem weary,And kind friends all seem gone.
[From Christian Work, New York, New York, Aug.