Slowly the setting sun slipped behind the low-lying bank of clouds, which, rising steadily from the horizon, soon overspread the sky and cast upon the lake its dark shadows.
Oh, helping hand, for thee I reachAs floweret seeks the light;A glow of truth, a warmth of love,Thou bringest to my night.
Had the writer of the article called "The Dissension of Latter-Day Medicos," in the May issue of your journal, followed his own advice, to be charitable toward a system of healing other than one's own, he would have avoided the misrepresentation of Christian Science and his undignified reference to its Discoverer and Founder in his opening paragraph.
A clergyman refers in his article to Christian Science as a "quaint American superstition.
My attention has been called to your editorial of November 27, and I note that you mention Christian Science as purporting to heal "through the power of the mind over the body.
In your esteemed paper of September 12 there appeared an article by a doctor entitled "Unhappines and Pessimism a Symptom of Disease.
In an article in the Times a writer recently made a serious mistake when he associated Christian Science with hypnotism, and stated, "The Christian Science practitioner quietly yet persistently repeats, 'You are well!' thus soothing the patient and leaving the positive suggestion of health where it is bound to take effect.
Absolutely speaking, error has no beginning, no origin, because it is not real.
"God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence," writes Mrs.
By his mighty works Christ Jesus revealed the kingdom of heaven on earth, and his ministry exemplified his prayer, "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
Introductions to Lectures
Testimonies of healings brought about at authorized lectures on Christian Science will be published in The Christian Science Journal or the Christian Science Sentinel, when verified as are other testimonies appearing in the periodicals.
A little over twenty-two years ago I heard for the first time the words "Christian Science.
I found Christian Science over twenty-nine years ago and loved it from the first, but was slow to grasp the wonderful truth it was teaching and leading me into.
In expressing my gratitude for the daily help received in Christian Science, in all the problems which present themselves, whether financial, or in business, or in the church, I should like particularly to testify to the healing of acute bronchitis.
With deep gratitude to God I give my testimony of healing through Christian Science, which occurred over four years ago.
I should like to share with others my expression of gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
For the many blessings that have come to me and mine through Christian Science I am profoundly grateful.
Over two years ago I found the way to Christian Science through a dear relative.
After many years of searching for health and happiness, and for a God I could understand, Christian Science was brought to my attention.
I have frequently turned to the testimonies of healing in The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel for a deeper sense of gratitude, and in every instance have the grateful acknowledgments given therein lifted my thought to a higher plane and awakened fresh courage to work anew over some troublesome problem.
In Thee, O Soul, so glorious and free,Infinite, perfect, ageless, deathless, vast,I see all being, all that is to be,Or has been, or is now—the present, past,And future in one perfect changeless whole,O glorious Soul!
[Editorial from Der Christliche Apologete (Christian Apologist), Cincinnati, Ohio (translation)]