William Pitfield, Committee on Publication for Lancashire, England,
Perhaps you would allow me a little space in order to express the appreciation which the Christian Scientists feel of the intelligent, intelligible, and withal friendly description by "Wayfarer" of his visit to a Christian Science Sunday service at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Southport.
Extracts from Baccalaureate Address by George Channing, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Northern California, to the Graduating Class of Clovis Union High School,
- Clovis, California, June 7, 1936
You will make a more worth-while world because, in your hearts, you love God more—love the things that are upright and love them unselfishly, with a love that is vigorous, and selfless enough to make you aware of desiring and striving for all that is right, aware of being at one with the author and creator of right.
Nothing was ever more truly spoken than the oft-quoted words of Jesus, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Although I have always been very grateful for the untold blessings that the study and application of Christian Science have brought to me, this is the first testimony I have written for our beloved periodicals.
Though I had been interested in Christian Science for several years, even to the extent of owning a copy of Science and Health and being helped from time to time by a practitioner, it was not until I passed through a time of great mental stress and sorrow through the passing on of a baby son that I turned wholeheartedly to this religion.
It has long been my sincere desire to send a testimony to our periodicals, the value of which cannot be overestimated, and express my gratitude for and appreciation of Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy.