Tread not with ruthless foot upon the tenderGrowing things: so small they are and slender,So hardly seen they must be sought amongThe stronger herbs—these tiny things so young!Look here again, where gnarled and knotted rootsBecome quite green with probing, fragile shoots!And some, being late, have not begun to showTheir growth, which may seem hesitant and slow—But it is there!
I respectfully request space in your paper to correct some false statements about Christian Science, made by a clergyman and recorded in a recent issue.
In your issue of September 27 you published an article in which some erroneous statements were made with regard to Christian Science and Mrs.
A gentleman, writing in your recent issue, confuses Christian Science with faith cure and telepathy.
Let me uproot this acrid herb,Leaving no tendriled bitternessTo clutch the heart, and choking curbIts native impulse sown to bless.
"Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy contains the complete statement of Christian Science and it is known as the Christian Science textbook.
Healings of all manner of disease have taken place through the spiritual understanding which Christian Science gives.
When Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, addressed a large number of her followers from a balcony of her home at Pleasant View, Concord, New Hampshire, in June, 1903, she quoted from Psalms these familiar words: "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Those who are planning to attend the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, June 6, and who expect to have mail sent to them while in Boston, may have it addressed in care of The Hostess, One, Norway Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
"The health of my countenance".
Because of the many blessings received through reading the testimonies in our periodicals I should like to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
Christian Science was first brought to my attention in September, 1913.
I can never fully express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me, for mine, and for the whole world.
Truth is indeed irresistible! In all humility I should like to tell of an experience which proved this not many years ago.
Christian Science has changed my whole outlook on life, in that it has shown me how to live in an atmosphere of love.
I have every reason to join in the daily chorus of thanks and praise of all those who have learned through Christian Science to know God.
Over twenty-five years ago, Christian Science saved me from a living hell.
It is a very joyous privilege to be able to testify to the healing and regenerating power of Christian Science.
I will live a quiet life today,Sincere, serene, and fine;I will exclude impotent thoughts,And hear the voice divine.
[From the Evening Democrat, Fort Madison, Iowa]
The Tenets of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, for the use of branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, are printed on sheets containing space for adding the application forms for membership in branch organizations, or extracts from their by-laws.