To some people the making of decisions is a difficult task.
Christian Scientists have read with a great deal of appreciation the remarks of a reverend doctor which were published in your recent issue, in which he indicates that there may be at least some measure of truth in the religion of Christian Science.
It is obvious that the clergyman writing in your recent issue attempted to refute Christian Science without apparently having any understanding of the doctrines of our religion.
It is quite evident that the remarks of the minister, in his sermon on "The Sign of the Sundial," as reported in your recent issue, referred to the column headed by this symbol in The Christian Science Monitor.
Christian Science was discovered in 1866 by Mary Baker Eddy.
Oh, let me be as glass transparent,Through which the light of Truth may shine;Oh, let Thy love be e'er apparent;As I reflect that Love divine.
The transcendent truth, the reality of the spiritual, and the correlated fact, the unreality of the material, pervaded the teachings of Jesus throughout.
It is a great thing to have confidence in one's ideals.
When it is recognized that holiness includes that which is true, intelligent, lovely, glorious; when it is seen that it is but another name for divine wholeness, for health, for all that is of God, good, then men will be willing to seek it with their whole heart and soul and strength.
In the Sentinel of September 17, under Notes from the Publishing House, announcement was made of a Continuous Subscription Plan for all of the periodicals, including The Christian Science Monitor.
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, 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.
A number of years ago I was taken very ill and was not able to take care of my family, or do any of my work for a year.
In appreciation of the encouragement I have enjoyed from reading testimonies published in our literature, I offer this testimony.
I wish to express my gratitude for a wonderful proof of the healing power of Christian Science.
The help I have had in Christian Science covers many phases of error, as I have been healed of many physical ills, have been helped out of what is generally called a bad disposition, have been led from a position which scarcely supported me to one where I can glorify God by demonstrating His continuous supply and care.
I have found that if anyone will take the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and give it his honest study with a desire to do right and to live right, there is no sin or disease but what can be healed.
In November, 1910, my daughter hurt her shin, the injury resulting in ulcers that did not heal, but continually grew worse.
One morning, several years ago, I telephoned to a friend who is a Christian Scientist, and said to her: "You are the only person I know who never seems to be afraid.
From the day I became acquainted with Christian Science I have known and understood that God always gives us power to conquer every discord, whether physical or mental.
I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Science for the many wonderful healings and blessings my family and I have received through its study and application.
Christian Science was presented to me about fourteen years ago.
At a time when I was confined to bed for a period of nine weeks, suffering from what a physician pronounced tuberculosis of the lungs, the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was placed in my hands by one who had been healed through its teaching.
An earnest study, begun about seven years ago, of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, subscriptions to the Journal, Sentinel, and Monitor, and study of the excellent articles in them contributed by many faithful Scientists, together with the testimonies, also the study of the Lesson-Sermons in the Quarterly, together with the Bible and all the works of Mary Baker Eddy, have given me far more than I ever expected.
When the clouds of sense descending,Seem to gather drear and wild,Can you say with thought transcending,It is well with God's own child?
[From "Echoes from a Gathering of Doctors," in Le Ralliement, Lausanne, Switzerland (translation)]