The Christian Science Benevolent Association

IF a Scriptural precedent were needed as justification for the sanatorium of The Christian Science Benevolent Association, it might be found in the tenth chapter of Luke, wherein is recorded the incident of one who had fallen among thieves "which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead." It is further stated that a Samaritan, as he journeyed, gave him such immediate assistance as he could, took him to an inn (a place of shelter), and gave instructions that he should be cared for, also agreeing to pay the innkeeper any debt that might be incurred and remain unpaid.

Whether one be robbed of his material possessions by thieves, or beaten and robbed of his sense of health and strength by thieving beliefs of disease, his physical condition calls for loving care and a supply of his temporal, human needs; and the "inn," as it is called, provides a place where such a guest can be received and properly cared for.

Since Christian Science reveals the actual facts of existence to be forever spiritual and harmonious, its every activity having the purpose of the relief of human suffering must be a process of bringing to the individual the consciousness of health in place of the sense of dis-ease. Our sanatorium differs from some institutions for caring for the sick in that its every detail of arrangement, association, and service is carried on with the one thought of bringing to each guest a peaceful, happy, uplifting environment wherein abound health, happiness, goodness; in fact, a normal sense of living, since God's word declares life to be spiritual, perfect, and immortal.

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The Way
December 17, 1927

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