Dim, distant vision, gray and indistinct,Hidden as yet in the dense mortal haze,Beckons our faith that knows before it seesThe dawn of happiness, of God's bright days.
Permit me to thank you for your appeal for more of brotherly love in racial and religious intercourse, as well as for the desire expressed for a better understanding and more of religious tolerance among men, contained in an editorial in the Jewish Times entitled, "Let Us Understand Each Other.
With reference to the lecture headed, "Has the Serpent Talked," delivered by an officer of the Salvation Army and printed in a recent issue of your paper, in which the said speaker has attempted to unite Christian Science with spiritism, theosophy, and such like, classifying these teachings together as "all kinds of nonsense of paganism," I beg to request you kindly to allow me some space in your paper in order to correct the wrong opinions which seem to exist about Christian Science.
An article in the News by a clergyman contains the following statement: "In Christian Science we have, for instance, the same principle of the power of mind over matter which enabled the primitive witch doctor to cause the death of a man by pointing a bone at him.
In reply to a question propounded by one of your readers, "Why should a man raise his hat to a woman?
In a clergyman's syndicated articles which appear daily in your columns, it seems that he repeats very frequently the same question from some "enquirer" asking his views concerning Christian Science.
The Christian Science Monitor was established by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, who declared its object to be "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind".
"This is woman's hour, with all its sweet amenities and its moral and religious reforms.
The reward which James foresaw for those who resist temptation was both sure and incomparably precious: "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Nowhere, probably, is forbearance more necessary than in the Christian Science movement.
"In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love,—which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.
To the list of Quarterly Covers now carried by the Publishing Society the following have been added:
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.
When Christian Science found me, about twenty years ago, my church no longer gave me any comfort, and life seemed a weary round with no prospect of health or brightness.
While in a southern camp in 1862 I was affected by sunstroke and lay many hours unconscious.
In the year 1905 I was visiting friends in Chicago, and they invited me to attend First Church of Christ, Scientist, there with them.
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me.
When one can be lifted from an overwhelming sense of burden, physical and mental, right in the midst of such seeming stress that there is neither time nor human inclination to sit down and study, one's heart goes out in humble and profound gratitude to all who have helped to make this demonstration possible.
A physician once made the statement that I was predisposed to tuberculosis, advised me to take plenty of fresh air and prescribed certain foods.
For fourteen years previous to studying Christian Science I was a physical wreck.
My first healing in Christian Science was slow, for which I am very grateful, because while I studied to be free from pain I learned in a degree to be free from material sense.
Before coming into Christian Science, I was known in the office as the "girl who faints.
When Christian Science was presented to me I was a complete wreck, having suffered for three years from a growth in my right side and many other ailments which were supposed to be the result of this growth.
[From The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, Massachusetts]
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