In what is called an economic depression there are brought into view many unlovely states of consciousness which the student of Christian Science is able to recognize as unreal. This recognition, in many instances, leads one to more consecrated study. Outward conditions which seem to be working havoc are then seen to be expressive of a stirred-up mental condition which may be subdued through spiritual understanding, thus bringing increased blessings in the form of greater poise and peace.

To one student of Christian Science this awakening came with such vigorous realization that it has ever since been recalled by her as her resurrection. While many were experiencing depression it seemed to this student better described as annihilation, for she lost not only home, family, and friends, but also position. To make matters still worse, she found herself in a strange land, surrounded by strange people, and instead of being employed in her chosen profession, she was engaged in a menial task upon which a social stigma was supposed to rest.

Though crushed and dejected, she continued her study of Christian Science, urged on by a friend, who insisted that she must not run away from circumstances, but must glorify the power of good, and pointed out that she could help herself by singing hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal. This she did day after day as she worked in her basement room. With hymnbook propped up before her she not only sang, but memorized, hymn after hymn, though many times there were tears of loneliness, rebellion, and self-pity.

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"Ye shall go out with joy"
April 16, 1938

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