In order to keep their lecture work from becoming stereotyped or a matter of routine the members of a certain branch church on one occasion found it helpful to consider lecture giving from three standpoints: what the church members give to the lecture, what the lecture gives to the church activity, and what the lecture gives to the community.
When one learns in Christian Science that all things are mental, that everything one cognizes is a mental concept, the importance of differentiating between what is true and what is false is seen.
"He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone.
It is recorded that when Paul and his companions were shipwrecked on the island of Melita, while he was gathering a bundle of sticks to put on the fire a viper came "out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
How often we hear it regretfully said, "Oh, if I only had the talent that others have!" Mortals, lacking an understanding of the cause of all things, have concluded that talent is a result of either heredity or chance—both beyond their control—and that those who have talent, being more favored, are more likely to succeed, and more able to enjoy themselves than are others.