When one turns to Christian Science and receives a healing through the work of a loving practitioner, he is apt, in the first flush of joy and gratitude, to have visions of the time when he too can help others as he has been helped; and he may ponder on what it means to be a practitioner; he may even think of ways and means of establishing a practice.
It sometimes happens that the Christian Science student works long and faithfully on a problem without seeming to gain any light, but rather with a depressing sense of growing strain, burden, and responsibility; until at length discouragement argues that he is faced with a task impossible of accomplishment, and that his honest, faithful work has been of no avail.
Richard H. Smith, Committee on Publication for the State of Montana,
The mistake of characterizing Christian Science as a cult and its system of healing as merely a philosophy, as was recently done by a minister through an advertisement in your paper, has almost entirely ceased.
Ralph W. Still, Committee on Publication for the State of Texas,
In your recent issue you partially reported a sermon of a visiting evangelist in which reference was made to Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, which conveys the erroneous impression that Christian Science healing is faith cure, or is based on suggestion and psychology; hence I am respectfully requesting space for correction.
Edgar McLeod, Committee on Publication for Northern California,
- San Francisco
A rabbi writing in a recent issue of Emanu-El describes Christian Scientists as "fanatic zealots," because they elect to depend upon God without the aid of material means to recover and preserve health.
Louis Potts, Committee on Publication for Cheshire, England,
In your recent issue you report an address given in the Central Hall by a lady in which a reference to Christian Scientists appears which may possibly convey a wrong impression, and which I shall be glad if you will allow me to correct.
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.
I did not come into Christian Science for physical healing, although I have had many healings and many problems solved since taking up the study of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.