Christian Science is essentially a religion of joy; and to Christian Scientists may very aptly be applied the Biblical statement, "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
At the time of the feast of the Passover, when the people came from all parts of the country to worship at Jerusalem, a great many sheep, and oxen, and doves were sold for sacrifices, and the changers of money were a necessity.
What a wonderful description the prophet Isaiah gives us of the ever-presence of divine joy replacing sadness when he declares: "The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
It would probably be difficult to estimate the number of students to whom some understanding of God as the source of divine intelligence, and of man as reflecting this intelligence, has been of untold help when facing school or college examinations.
A special fund has been established by The Mother Church for building the new Publishing House for The Christian Science Publishing Society, to be erected on Norway Street opposite The Mother Church edifice, according to the sketch printed in The Christian Science Monitor of April 17, which has been generally approved and greatly admired.
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.
The understanding of Christian Science, with the knowledge of the Christ, was revealed to me through the study of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, when I was wandering through the mazes of the conflicting forces of the so-called human mind, longing in vain for rest and peace.
The tender curve of little moons,A flock of birds against the blue,The flame of peach trees in the spring,The mountain's far extended view;The gracious smile, the gentle word,The kindly action—let these beWithin my heart a well of joySymbolic of Life's harmony.