From Letters, Substantially as Published

At the Rochester Diocesan Conference, at Caxton Hall,...

Bromley and West Kent Mercury, Bromley

At the Rochester Diocesan Conference, at Caxton Hall, Westminster, as reported in a recent issue, one of the speakers said that Christian Scientists overemphasize the matter of spiritual healing. If he referred merely to physical healing, I would point out that Christian Scientists do not regard bodily healing as the principal part of their religion. Mrs. Eddy has written (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 2): "Healing physical sickness is the smallest part of Christian Science. It is only the bugle-call to thought and action, in the higher range of infinite goodness."

Christian Science is not merely a system of physical healing, its chief purpose is the healing of sin. The world is suffering under a heavy load of sin. Hatred, fear, sensuality, and greed seem rife, but it is encouraging to know that there is a way of dealing with these conditions and destroying them permanently. This way, so long neglected, is the Christ-way, as presented in the teachings of Christian Science, a way which tens of thousands rejoice to have found and are diligently and reverently practicing.

November 4, 1939

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