"Oh, if I only had a position, if I only had a chance to serve someone!" This plaintive cry, which has been uttered by thousands of people in many parts of the world, impels every sincere thinker today to reason seriously on the subject of opportunity.
The ancient preacher whose wise sayings are recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes, had a clear sense of the needs of young people when he wrote, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
There is a love of Love that we must eachStrive to reflect, that we may emulateThe works of him who mastered sin and hate,Sickness and fear—our Lord, who came to teachGod's perfect love, putting within our reachThe power to conquer.
George West, Committee on Publication for the Federated Malay States,
- Kuala Lumpur
Under the heading "Bishop Condemns Pacifism" as reported in a recent issue, a bishop declares: "It [pacifism] seems to me as blasphemous as is Christian Science, which prays for bodily health without having recourse to the means God has given us for the cure of the body.
Evidently thinking of the divine provision for human needs, the Psalmist wrote of God, "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
For many years prior to my commencing the study of Christian Science I criticized this teaching severely, and all those who professed to be Scientists, until finally some of my closest friends had some marvelous healings of a physical nature, which forced me to meditate on how and why this teaching could perform what to me seemed impossible.