In a recent issue of the Bulletin "Dorothy Dix" purports...


In a recent issue of the Bulletin "Dorothy Dix" purports to quote a woman who intimates that she does not believe in saying that it is sunshiny when it is raining, or in deceiving herself into "thinking it is an error of mortal mind when I have a jumping toothache." The phraseology used shows quite obviously that she is referring to and misrepresenting Christian Scientists, and a correction of this false view is necessary. Christian Scientists, like most of their intelligent neighbors, have due appreciation of the value of an occasional rainy day. They are learning how to dispel gloom by maintaining in thought the sunshine of Truth and Love. As to deceiving one's self into thinking that one is not suffering, permit me to say that that is not in accordance with Christian Science, which rests, not on self-deception, but on an understanding of the spiritual facts of Being. It is this knowledge of Truth, intelligently utilized in Christian Science, that brings freedom from suffering. This knowledge that Christian Science imparts is practical and sound. It is too valuable to be frivolously spoken of or lightly dismissed. Every intelligent individual desires to gain it when he truly recognizes what it really is.

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September 18, 1926

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