Should Such a Faith Offend?

Sometimes those who do not know the blessings that Christian Science has brought to the world wish that its beneficiaries would renounce it.

The present writer was once extremely ill; but when days were dark and baleful shadows hovered near, when the track of life was hardly a track any longer, a helper came across the forest with a light. The light was the true idea of God and the nature of reality; and it came through Christian Science. The helper knew but little of Christian Science herself, but she shared that little, which was enough to fill another's cup with happiness. So they walked on together, and the invalid was healed of pain and shown how one must come to recognize himself as spiritual in essence, a blessed child of God, depending on nothing for his existence save God.

To have been met by an angel, a thought from God; to have been given spiritual verities to contemplate, instead of weaknesses and continuous woes; to have been rescued from poverty, disease, sadness, by the heavenly knowledge that one is not separated from the Father—could one go back from such an experience? Would one, if one could? No, the Christian Scientist cannot go back. He has Peter's words in his heart: "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life."

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"The deaf shall hear"
July 16, 1932

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