The Lectures

Introductions to Lectures

Boston, Massachusetts (The Mother Church).

Lecturer: Gavin W. Allan; introduced by Judge Samuel W. Greene, who said:—

On the threshold of the New Year, it is a joy to welcome so many of you to another lecture on Christian Science by a member of the lecture board of this, The Mother Church. Recently, while thinking over what might be said in introducing our lecturer, I came upon an article in the Christian Science Sentinel copied from a publication in his own city of Toronto that gave me much food for thought. The article referred to the desirability of hospitality, which is, of course, universally commendable; but the writer called attention to the need for hospitality to new ideas that come to us. As one entertains new ideas, he can and should quickly decide which are worthy to be permanent guests in his mental household. I recall with joy how, some years ago, a new unknown idea came to the door of my consciousness through the conduct of a newly made acquaintance. Upon inquiry, I found the new guest was called Christian Science. I gave it hospitable reception and soon found it to be the most treasured of my mental guests. Through the years it has truly been the good leaven that has filled, sweetened, and blessed my subsequent life. May I now simply ask that you be hospitable to the ideas that our lecturer will bring to you. They may mean blessings to you at once and forever.

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February 4, 1928

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