A Little boy was having many difficulties at school, for it seemed to him that his new teacher did not like him; in fact, not only did that seem to be so concerning him, but the entire class appeared to be a burden to the teacher.
Self came in at the door—Self, with its tattered gown;Peevish and drab and poor,Self came in with a frown:I must push and struggle and striveIn order to keep alive—Or else I should soon be dead—Self said.
Your issue of February 25 contains a letter in which several very erroneous statements as to the teachings of Christian Science are made.
In a recent issue of your paper a clergyman of your city states in substance that he believes the healings recorded in the New Testament and in Christian Science result through the application of a powerful will; and that suggestion is a common factor in the healing method.
For a long time mankind has looked forward expectantly to the "kingdom of heaven," and has raised eyes hopefully to the beauty and gladness to be found there.
Extracts from an Address given by John M.
Could we but touch with true humilityHis garment's hem, that simple touch would bringA glad renewal of life, renewal of joy:Earth-trammeled thoughts would soar on bolder wing.
According to material sense testimony mankind's enjoyment of good—health, harmony, and happiness—seems insecure; whereas evil experiences, such as sickness and sin, discord and disappointment, appear so prevalent that men are prone to be uncertain, doubtful, and fearful in regard to their status and welfare.
Christian Scientists who are friends of The Christian Science Monitor are sometimes troubled over advertisements which appear in its pages; and occasionally they may be led to feel that the standard has fallen because of the effort to obtain advertising revenue.
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.
For several years The Christian Science Publishing Society has offered at this season a special combination of Christian Science literature which may be used as a holiday gift.
I feel that I should express in some measure my gratitude to God for the gift of Christian Science.
Christian Science came to my attention at a time when organized religion was repellent to me and I was frankly skeptical.
Christian Science has been such a benefit to me that I feel I must record an expression of gratitude to our beloved Leader, and also to those who have labored and are now laboring in the vineyard, maintaining the quality of its fruitage, while ever increasing the quantity.
More than twenty years ago I asked for my first treatment in Christian Science for what was then called the grippe.
I suffered for three years from a disease which the doctors called tuberculosis of the bones.
The light of Christian Science dawned in my consciousness seventeen years ago.
Out of deep gratitude for the great blessing of Christian Science I desire to give this testimony in the hope that it may help others.
About fourteen years ago a lady who had just become interested in Christian Science recommended that I go to a practitioner for the healing of a very stubborn cough and cold.
Gratitude for blessings received has prompted this testimony.
My heart is filled with sincere gratitude for Christian Science, and for my small understanding of God's laws and of the oneness of God and man.
Dear God, Thou hast a place prepared for me,A place that only wisdom's eye can see;And, knowing this, I need not seek an earthly place,Nor outline how Thy hand shall lead me on,But I'll accept each day the joys Thy tender graceProvides.
[From the New York Times, New York]
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