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[Written for the Sentinel]
were no need for chastening rod
Did we remember always God is All;
For in His satisfying care there lies
No hurt, no grief, no pain of any kind.
But oftentimes in dreaming we forget
That Truth alone is substance, and mistake
Some lovely phantom for reality
And cling with passion to the phantasy;
Or build us up a self apart from God
Till all our thought, through ignorance or sin,
Becomes enmeshed in strange idolatry.
And then the rod, which after all is just
The agony supreme of missing God,
Descends, til we relinquish empty forms
And bruised and bleeding grope with humbled hands.
'T is then we wake and turn from useless shrines
To find our healing lies in Love divine.
Rejoicingly we sense that through our pain
We have progressed a step along the way
That leads to Life, and with enlightened eyes
We see how endlessly we might have strayed
Without the rod!
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Preparatory and Protective Work for Associations
HERSCHEL P. NUNN
Cooperation of Grateful Thought
WILLIAM KENNETH PRIMROSE
The Reading Room Window
MARGARET A. MARTIN
Sympathy or Compassion?
MARGARET T. CAMPBELL
Faith and Logic
J. PORTER HENRY
EUNICE M. BRONSON
The Rand Daily Mail reports that the president of the...
Bryan R. Savory, Committee on Publication for the
Doctrinal controversy will not be found as any part of...
Ralph G. Lindstrom, Committee on Publication for the
According to a report which appeared in your paper some...
Bjarne V. Böckmann, Committee on Publication for
Part of a writer's remarks in your issue of January 12...
Aaron E. Brandt, Committee on Publication for the
The courtesy of space in your columns is respectfully...
Miss Kathleen O'Connor, Committee on Publication for
Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication for the Year Ended September 30, 1928
with contributions from Freeman
Christianity: Its Science and Art
Albert F. Gilmore
Purity of Motive
Violet Ker Seymer
with contributions from Fannie Harris
I am indeed grateful for all that Christian Science has...
Cyril Horace Whitaker
In the last nine years Christian Science has resurrected...
Ruth A. Nickerson
I shall always be truly grateful to the friend who told me...
Charlotte E. V. Rabus
I did not come to Christian Science for physical healing,...
Mollie C. Thornhill
I feel deep gratitude to God for giving us Christian Science,...
Anna Minna Schultz
I should like to tell of a healing of inflammation of the...
While my son was playing on his school football team...
Rose M. Hodge
An editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel reminded...
Herbert L. Frank
About twelve years ago Christian Science found me griefstricken...
Emma M. Webster with contributions from Alice Mellichamp Sams
I first heard of Christian Science when about ten years...
Christian Science found me when a young girl
Arva M. Knowles
KATHARINE WARREN KING
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Walter H. T. Gahan