Will you please permit me space to express appreciation of the worthy and Christian resolution of a clergyman in your issue of recent date, on the church page, under the salutation, "Our Christian Science Friends"?
When John sent his disciples to inquire of Jesus if he was the Messiah, he did not answer them by any recitation of doctrine or creed, but gave witness and authority for himself by his answer, "Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
It can unquestionably be assumed that one reason for the prominence given to a news item in your issue of recent date relative to a woman who had died without medical attendance, was the fact that in the same issue so many people were recorded as having done the same thing with medical attendance.
Our worthy critic is at variance with the Bishop of St.
O RICH young man, if thou hadst known What vast possessions were thine own, What undimmed pearls, how wide and grand The mansions in thy Father's land; If thou couldst but have glimpsed what store Of wealth was thine forevermore, What robes of beauty, and the bliss Of losing all and gaining this; How eagerly thou wouldst have sold Jewels and pomp and pride and gold.
For the District of Columbia.
THE temptation often comes to mortals to believe that God's work is yet incomplete, and that by petition or supplication divine purpose and action may be changed, the better to fulfill human desire in the supplying of what seems to be a human need.
"AND they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, announces a free public lecture on Christian Science by Charles I.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
The attention of clerks and committees of branch churches in the United States and Canada, having in charge arrangements for lectures, is called to the necessity of having the information reach the Editorial Department at least four weeks before the date of the lecture, in order to insure publication in the Sentinel.
Christian Scientists have many opportunities for expressing gratitude, and I would delay no longer in giving to the field grateful acknowledgment of the many blessings and healings that have come to me during the more than twenty years since this wonderful truth came into my life, transforming it from semi-invalidism and discouragement to health and activity.
My debt to divine Love can never be repaid or expressed in words.
When I first became interested in Christian Science, I was in a hospital studying to become a trained nurse.
In writing this testimony my greatest desire is to help those who are suffering from some sickness.
In 1910 my sight and my life were saved by Christian Science in a way that inspired wonder in those who witnessed the healing.
In tendering this testimony of gratitude, I do so fully comprehending how futile any effort of mine may be to choose words that are sufficiently adequate to offer the thanks due to our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, for the discovery of Christian Science.
After I had suffered for several years with what the doctors called muscular rheumatism, a dear friend, seeing my condition, proposed my trying Christian Science treatment.
Some years ago Christian Science found me in a very poor condition of health.
The loving example of a friend and teacher who was a Christian Scientist led me to the Christ, Truth, and for the last seventeen years Christian Science has been my only help in solving my problems.
Now is the day of our salvation — now! No more in hopeless bondage need we bow Beneath the yoke of pain, the curse of fear; The truth that makes men free, — lo, it is here!