Am I loving the sweetnessOf those who are near?
Your recent editorial review of the trend toward spiritual healing among various religious denominations is most interesting; especially so is your conclusion that the Church of England, working under the guidance of a joint committee of physicians and clergymen in its quest spiritual healing, should select some such middle ground as that advocated by a writer who is quoted as favoring more of Christian Science for medical men and a little more of medicine for Christian Scientists! After approving, presumably, this middle ground position, you state, "Nothing short of absolute Christian Science, utterly rejecting all medical aid, will help the true hypochondriac, in all probability.
Will you kindly allow me space in your paper for the following corrections of certain statements regarding Christian Science, which were made by a clergyman in a lecture given at the general annual meeting of the Swedish Pastors' Association.
A recent issue reports a sermon by a Universalist minister in the city which contains several references to Christian Science that need correction and explanation.
A lack of understanding of Christian Science and of the attitude of Christian Scientists toward doctors is made apparent by a church announcement in a recent issue of your paper.
In a recent issue of your paper there appeared a report of an address on spiritual healing by a clergyman.
In your recent issue there appears a report of a sermon preached by a clergyman at Como, in which some statements are made that may give a wrong impression as to the teachings of Christian Science; therefore, I ask space to make brief correction.
Oh, Life! Oh, Love! I know,If in Thy presence I would be,Dwell in Thy love forever free,Reflecting truth that is of Thee—I know that Thou alone to meMust be my All.
Men in whatever walk of life and from earliest recorded history have recognized that their protection from danger and difficulty has depended largely upon their exercising watchfulness.
The word "uprightness" serves to bring to recollection many a valiant servant of the human race.
The Publishing Society has acquired the photograph of Mary Baker Eddy known as the "Balcony Portrait," and is prepared to fill orders at the prices quoted below.
Introductions to Lectures
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, at least four weeks before the date of the lecture; in Great Britain and Ireland, at least five weeks before; in other European countries, at least eight weeks before.
In 1910, owing to the lingering illness of my children, I suffered from shattered nerves, which claimed to affect my whole body.
The change which Christian Science has brought about in my thinking, and consequently in my life, is to me wonderful.
As a spring pours forth its wholesome waters spontaneously, yet irresistibly, so gratitude wells up from grateful hearts, touched by the healing, life-giving efficacy of Christian Science.
It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude that I give this testimony of the blessings received through Christian Science.
About six years ago, when Christian Science was presented to me, I was in a very desperate mental state, being exceedingly nervous and depressed.
"The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
I have been acquainted with Christian Science for nearly twenty-five years.
For the genuine recognition of God as the only power, and for the practicality of this great fact which Christian Science inculcates, I am profoundly grateful.
From childhood I was never well, and as I grew older I suffered from nerves, stomach trouble, bilious attacks, and, later, heart trouble.
It would be difficult indeed to enumerate the countless blessings I have received since beginning the study of Christian Science three years ago.
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 editorial in the Star, Indianapolis, Indiana]