A well-known clergyman, who conducts a column of...


A well-known clergyman, who conducts a column of "Everyday Questions" in your paper, answered a few days ago the query, "How do you account for the growth of symbolism in modern religion?" The writer's observation that one cause of a revival of symbolism is due to reactions from the study of Christian Science prompts this letter.

Christian Science is not mysterious or incapable of human comprehension. Some people may think so, but this is due to their mistaken sense of what Christian Science is, or teaches, and not to the truth about Christian Science. The work of Paul, the apostle, when he healed the man of Lystra, impotent in his feet and crippled from birth, was misunderstood. For, as all remember, when the people saw what, to them, seemed a supernatural act, and raised their voices acclaiming him, Paul asked them, "Why do ye these things?" and urged them to turn their thoughts to the contemplation of the living and true God, who made all things. He showed them that his work was not supernatural, but very natural; that it was the operation, in human affairs, of God's law of harmony. He showed them that God had left a witness in all the good things that He had provided without stint and without partiality for all of His children.

Christian Scientists, joyous in a daily increasing realization of the allness and ever-presence of good, are striving to gain more of the Christ-spirit that enables one to see man as he really is, perfect and harmonious. That they are proving their faith is evidenced by the numerous testimonies of healing heard on Wednesday nights in every Church of Christ, Scientist, and the verified testimonies of healing by grateful Christian Scientists published in the authorized Christian Science periodicals.

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My Prayer
March 28, 1931

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