If Christian Science was what the writer who signs himself...

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If Christian Science was what the writer who signs himself "Common Sense" thinks it to be, he would be entirely justified in writing as he does, but mothers who are Christian Scientists know that "stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments," are "but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love," as Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 367). They understand God to be what the Bible declares Him to be—infinite, ever-present Love, which "before they call ... will answer; and while they are yet speaking ... will hear."

Taking away her baby son from her when a young widow and giving him to foster parents was one of the greatest griefs of Mrs. Eddy's life. She writes (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 20), "My dominant thought in marrying again was to get back my child, but after our marriage his stepfather was not willing he should have a home with me." Later, when in a position to do so, she tried to trace her son, and at length found him and his family, and settled a large sum of money on them.

Christian Scientists are in agreement with "Hold Fast"—"that it behooves us to read and study God's Word more," and as stated in their first religious tenet they "take the inspired Word of the Bible" as their "sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health, p. 497). They are also in perfect accord with "Tolerant" that the need of these disturbed days is more Christian charity—that charity (love) which never fails. Lastly, Christian Science "prophets and teachers" agree with every statement made by "Satisfied." He could scarcely have set forth the spirit of their Tenets more clearly. Christian Scientists throughout the world join in his prayer of thanksgiving to God for the promise of the Christ, "Lo, I am with you alway."

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"No night there"
July 20, 1935

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