The Viewpoint

LATE one summer afternoon a student of Christian Science was standing somewhat aimlessly on a busy street corner. It had been a strenuous day for her, and she was weary and discouraged. The wind felt hot against her face; the noise of traffic pounded in her ears. Glancing upward, she saw only a narrow strip of smoky sky visible between tall buildings which seemed to be bearing down and shutting her in.

Vaguely she was aware of the beauty and symmetry of the building across the way, a new one recently completed. Then she remembered that the Christian Science Reading Room had been moved to that building; and the thought came, Why not visit it? She crossed the street, and a few moments later entered the lovely room. Immediately she felt the peace, the harmony, the orderliness that prevailed. The attendant greeted her with a cheerful smile — the first smile she had seen that day.

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