"Isles of sweet refreshment"

Christian Science Reading Rooms may be happily likened to the quiet refuge described by Mrs. Eddy, where she speaks of "a life wherein the mind can rest in green pastures, beside the still waters, on isles of sweet refreshment" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 227). They reiterate the tender invitation of our dear Master, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Can we be grateful enough for these quiet "isles," where we may rest in the consciousness of Truth?

One of the many effective ways in which the Churches of Christ, Scientist, are obedient to Jesus' command, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature," is through the establishment of their free Reading Rooms. They are joyously calling to the friendless, the homeless, the dispirited, the materially successful but unsatisfied ones, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." Crystal waters of spiritual healing, sparkling wine of spiritual inspiration and understanding, rich milk of the Word of God—all to be bought there "without money and without price"!

March 4, 1933

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