The characteristic feature of Sunday services in the Christian Science church is the reading of the impersonal Lesson-Sermon, or Bible Lesson, contained in the Christian Science Quarterly, which, through well-chosen selections of correlative passages from the Bible and the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is designed to bring out the teaching of Christian Science on a variety of subjects.
A first glance at the passage might tempt one to believe that when he said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself," Jesus intended us to deny ourselves joy and happiness in our present sense of existence.
To go apart in prayer, to feel God's holy presence, to know one is protected and secure in His unchangeable love, to lose all pain and anxiety in His goodness and mercy, to sing with a relieved and grateful heart a song in praise of His majesty and might and goodness and love, and to awaken in His image and likeness—could there be anything more sublime or blissful?
Miss Edith L. Thomson, committee on Publication for Queensland, Australia,
A letter commenting on the report in the Queensland Times of a lecture on Christian Science, recently delivered in Ipswich by a member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, has been brought to my notice.
Oscar Graham Peeke, Committee on Publication for the State of Missouri,
- St. Louis
Perhaps no more incongruous statement could be made than that voiced by a doctor when in his address in the Galleria Building on November 10 he declared, "As long as you feel you must serve God, you are simply prolonging human chaos.
Aaron E. Brandt, Committee on Publication for the State of pennsylvania,
An item in your issue of December 1 headed "Ethical Speaker Hits Christian Science" shows, with other information at hand, that the speaker's address at the Academy of Music was based largely on misinformation obtained from sources unfriendly and unreliable.
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.
Shortly before I became interested in Christian Science a very dear friend who was visiting me asked me to send my two little daughters to some kind of Sunday school, as they were not attending one at that time.
O thou almighty One, who by the handOf Moses led Thy flock from Egypt's land,Though scattered in the dark and cloudy day,The rifted clouds reveal the lighted wayThat leads from bondage to the claims of sense,To liberty in Thee, omnipotence!The journey may be long and sense impede,But Love provides for every human need.