True Christians have at all times evinced a willingness to honor God; but as their concepts of God have varied, so has their manner of honoring Him varied and, at times, fallen manifestly short of the example set by the Master, Christ Jesus.
How few people realize the importance of taking account of little things! Details are frequently regarded as too trifling to be worthy of notice, but so long as we are careless or negligent over details we can never attain to perfection in any direction.
The sayings of Jesus are of peculiar importance to the Christian Scientist, not only because they are eternal statements of truth, as witness the Master's prophecy of their permanence, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away," but because he recognizes that only by following Jesus' sayings in demonstration can he prove himself a Christian Scientist in deed as well as in name.
Orwell Bradley Towne, Committee on Publication for the State of New York,
The report of the sermon by a clergyman at the Brick Presbyterian Church, published in your issue of July 18, gives a wrong impression regarding Christian Science which I would appreciate space to correct.
Charles H. Parker, Committee on Publication for Cheshire, England,
As reported in your issues of a fortnight ago, a bishop, when preaching at Allerton, made statements in regard to Christian Science that are liable to mislead the public, and I therefore ask space for this letter in order that your readers may not be so misled.
Correspondents with The Christian Science Board of Directors and with the Clerk and Treasurer of The Mother Church, and with heads of departments of The Mother Church Offices, are requested always to place their addresses on their letters and to write their signatures plainly.
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.
My earliest impression of Christian Science was that it was a religious fad which responsible people had nothing to do with; so when I resorted to it for help I did so because all other remedial sources had failed.