The Christian Scientist who is striving to prove the truth of the promises which Christ Jesus gave, finds himself under the constant necessity of guarding his thoughts against intruding errors, and of protecting his demonstrations of harmony from being marred by discordant influences.
Sometimes we hear the remark made by one desirous of engaging in the systematic study of Christian Science, "I find it so hard to study; it seems so difficult to concentrate my thoughts!" Here is a condition of mortal thought which should not be submitted to, but speedily overcome, if one is to progress.
I hear to-day the echo of a voiceThat rang in Judah's hills long years ago!A slender boy clad in a shepherd's coat,And in his hand a sling: from out the brookThat rippled in sweet purity alongHe took five stones—rounded, decisive thoughts;And with his face aglow, his courage high,He buckled on his armor of defense—The consciousness of God's omnipotence.
Miss E. Mary Ramsay, Committee on Publication for Midlothian, Scotland,
I have read the articles on Christian Science which have been running for some months in the Protestant Advocate, and while, of course, I admit that the quotations from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are correct in themselves, separated as they are from the context they give a very unfair impression of the teachings of this Science.
When, in the course of human experience, our dear friends are no longer visibly with us, we are reassured by the promise of the sweet bard of Israel, that the rod and staff of our loving Father-Mother God will comfort both them and us.
I wish to express my gratitude for the Christian Science lectures that are given by the Christian Science churches and societies throughout the world, also for the Christian Science Reading Rooms, and the kindness that is expressed by those in charge of them.
When I began the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, over seven years ago, I was very skeptical about it; in fact, I had silently criticized it, as well as my wife and boy, who had been studying it for three or four years.
Thou art expressed!The majesty and might of towering mountain,The beauty of the stars, the shimmering moon,The fragrant flowers, the softly flowing fountain,Are symbols of Thy presence, night and noon.