"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
I like to think of the Christian Science Sunday School as the place where tiny plants are watered; where little children teach each other to remain little children in the simplicity of obedience to our Father-Mother, God; where little thoughts are often great thoughts; where the male and female of His creating appear,—where courage, strength, and power rise up in support of gentleness, tenderness, and beauty, in the holiness of His dear love.
The one reliable standard for measurement of the rightness or wrongness of mental methods is to compare them with the teachings of Christ Jesus.
In a recent issue in the "Correspondence" column there appears a casual remark about Christian Science healing which, though not made in a spirit of aggression or criticism, might establish a wrong concept of the teaching and practice of Christian Science, since the remark implies that Christian Science healing is a result of the exertion of will-power, of the will to be healed.
In reply to a gentleman writing on Christian Science in your recent issue, let me say that reality in Christian Science means the manifestation of God, good, only.
In the report of a sermon on the subject of "Christianity and Psychology," which appeared in the Evening Journal, the speaker is reported as having expressed his belief in divine healing; also, as having attempted to refute the teachings of Christian Science with Bible authority, by reading from the Bible in comparison with extracts on the same subjects from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the Christian Science textbook, by Mary Baker Eddy.
Will you kindly allow me to reply to a letter in your recent issue.
God speaks to us in myriad ways,—In little things that fill our days,In loving glance from kindly eyes,And words that help us to be wise.
Psychologists variously classify the experiences whereby impressions come to human consciousness.
The name Father-Mother, which Mrs.
From the earliest steps of a child to the more assured ones of the adult, men have recognized more or less that all footsteps are in a way mental ones.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
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.
Because it is a privilege, and because I have received so much benefit from the testimonies of others and hope the telling of some of my own experiences may help to encourage another, I desire to bear witness to the fact that Christian Science does heal the so-called helpless, hopeless sick.
I should like to express my gratitude for the healings and blessings I have received through Christian Science.
Just prior to the World War, I was healed of chronic constipation through Christian Science treatment.
About thirteen years ago I heard this statement: "Christian Scientists worship Mary Baker Eddy.
I wish to testify to the efficacy of the healing power of Truth, expressed through Christian Science, and to express my love and gratitude for the blessings received.
Having enjoyed for the past nine years the benefits resulting from a right understanding of God and man, gained through a systematic study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I feel I must tell others of some of these blessings.
This testimony is given in grateful acknowledgment of the benefits received through Christian Science treatment at a time when I was in bed with bronchitis.
Before hearing of Christian Science I went through deep waters.
The following testimony is given in all sincerity, and with the hope that there may be a helpful thought in it for some one.
Lately, more than ever, I enjoy the testimonies in our periodicals.
Articles from members of The Mother Church and good testimonies from those healed by Christian Science are always welcomed for consideration by the Editors.
[From an article by Gaius Glenn Atkins, in the Christian Century, Chicago, Illinois]