How often one's spoken thought begins with the words "I want"! And how often the "want" is a transient, material desire, perhaps a good desire from a human standpoint, but not one to bring unalloyed blessings! Perhaps this desire is for a higher academic education; perhaps it is a longing to spend a vacation at a given time or place; perhaps it is a wish that one might prove attractive to another person or persons.
My Father called to me one day and said,"Come, dear child, and take my hand,Together will we walk.
A clergyman's column in your issue of October 5th contained some misleading remarks.
It is obvious that your correspondent, whose letter on Christian Science appeared in your last issue of 30th ultimo, completely misunderstands the subject.
Please allow me to make a correction and to add a helpful word to the little item, "Cooling Off," which appeared in your paper of July 16.
What does Christian Science say to the question: What is God?
An editorial in your issue of May 26 quotes from a neighboring newspaper a contributed article in which the writer gives a very erroneous view of the teachings of Christian Science.
Unto thy door may come some dayOne to be healed; and sense will say:Here is a man by sin insnared,Nothing of evil has been sparedTo make for him full wretchedness,To bow him low beneath earth's stress;Poverty-stricken, ill, afraid,Hopeless is he—beyond all aid.
Christian Science reveals the absolute truth about God and His creation; that is, about real being.
Without doubt if any thinking person were told that in every situation and experience he has the privilege of making his choice of either good or evil, he would unhesitatingly announce that he would always choose good.
The temporary roofing which was to have been placed for a few months on the tower of Section "A" of the new Publishing House, as announced in this column a few weeks ago, was never erected.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, announces a series of suburban lectures on Christian Science by Mrs.
Introductions to Lectures
Many years ago a great sorrow came to me, and my five children and I were left with no one to take care of us.
Having received so much benefit from testimonies read in the Journal and Sentinel, and having proved so many times that "the word of God is quick, and powerful," I wish to give my testimony, hoping it may help someone as I have been helped.
Words cannot express my great gratitude for an understanding of Christian Science, as well as for all the healings we have received, among them the healing of shingles, influenza, and whooping cough, My little boy of four years received a wonderful healing of what appeared to be some form of poisoning, according to the opinion of the doctor whom my husband, not being a Christian Scientist, had called to attend the boy.
I am very happy to have the privilege of expressing my gratitude for the new life Christian Science has opened to me since experiencing my first healing three years ago.
Christian Science is bringing me so many blessings that I feel this testimony in the periodicals is long overdue.
I should like to tell of my son's healing in Christian Science, trusting that may may be helpful to someone else who may be passing through a similar experience.
I am grateful for all the blessings I have had through Christian Science, as revealed by our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy.
Many years ago my mother took up the study of Christian Science, not for healing but for a religion, and she found the satisfaction and peace of mind for which she had been searching many years.
With great joy I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Science.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Would error nullify the good,Unfolding now before our sight?
[From the Church Visitor, Dallas, Wisconsin]
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