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It is a great thing to be able to testify that Christian Science takes away the sting from death. About two years ago my only child, a daughter of seventeen, passed on in an automobile accident. Often when our happy companionship had been pointed out as an unusual thing in these modern days, I remarked that it was the result of our having grown up in Christian Science together. I had begun to study when she was only a few years old, and often her unbiased thought had grasped the meaning of the simple truth more quickly than mine.
Faced with the seeming loss of the most beautiful thing that the world had ever given me, life itself seemed meaningless and full of pain. Through the loving help of Christian Scientists, and especially of one loyal student in the small town in which I was living, I was enabled to go through the first days and weeks of this experience in a manner worthy of one who for many years had professed Christian Science. I had an earnest desire not to fail the Cause which I loved so well, and as First Reader of a little circle of students I carried on my work with but one absence from my post—the Sunday morning on which the accident occurred.
As the days went by, the loneliness grew more real to me, and I knew that much earnest effort on my part would be required to overcome it. During the years of my study I had proved that sickness, sin, and lack could be banished by applying Christian Science, and I knew that sorrow too must give up its seeming reality. In spite of suggestions of grief and separation, I stuck to my prayerful study. Many times Mrs. Eddy's words on page 66 of Science and Health came to me, "Trials are proofs of God's care," and, "Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love." The meaning of these words was revealed to me in a simple manner. During a conversation with a student who was laboring under a sense of injustice and mistreatment, I was asked if I did not find that people were cruel to Christian Scientists. After a few minutes of thought. I replied that I could not recall a single instance of deliberate mistreatment toward me in the past year. My thought was flooded with the proofs I had had of the love and thoughtfulness of relatives, friends, and everyone with whom I had come in contact. I saw that tenderness, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, and patience were qualities of God, and I realized that I was really experiencing the tender, protecting care of divine Love.
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Making Time for the Morning Meal
MARY H. CUMMINS
Dominion over Fear
HAROLD C. LEWIS
WILLIAM H. M. ADAMS
The Divine Way
HELEN AUDREY FRANKLIN
Our Beacon Light
G. LESLIE LYNCH
FLORENE MARCUS BURNHAM
Right Thinking and Right Acting
BESSIE LEE HOWARD
We can assure a certain doctor that time is not being...
Charles W. J. Tennant, District Manager of Committees on Publication for Great Britain and Ireland,
Let me assure your correspondent that Christian Scientists...
Gordon W. Flower, Committee on Publication for Gloucestershire, England,
The editorial entitled "Mind Cure" in your issue of March 29, 1935...
J. Palmer Snelling, Committee on Publication for the State of Georgia,
The statement by your correspondent that "Christian Science...
C. Shelton Agar, Committee on Publication for Natal, South Africa,
"Upon the housetops"
George Shaw Cook
The Light of Revelation
Violet Ker Seymer
with contributions from Ralph B. Scholfield, Grace E. Warren, Frederick William Pritchard Le Sueur, Ellis Traub
When first I heard of Christian Science there was utter...
Marie C. E. Houghton
In the year 1900, while traveling, my wife met a lady...
John T. Riddiough
I became a student of Christian Science after witnessing...
Jesse Hughes Carey
I have had so many proofs of God's loving care that I wish...
Some years ago, when I had a little schoolboy son, he...
Elsie R. Sargeant
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I testify to the...
Sophus E. Richards
Since about the age of twelve I had not been well, and...
Myrle E. Chandler
My first contact with Christian Science was over twenty...
Ethel Hardy Smith
CUTHBERT GEORGE WILKINSON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Mary E. Woolley, Dick Sheppard, Stephen C. Clark, Jr., Peter Hamilton, Charles E. Raven, LaRue C. Watson