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A reference by a clergyman to those who financially support...

Mid-Sussex Times

A reference by a clergyman to those who financially support his beautiful twelfth-century church from the outside as "buttresses" because they do not also attend the services, is reported in a recent issue. "They wish us well," he adds, "but—to borrow a phrase from Christian Science—they give us 'absent treatment.'"

In order that your readers may know that our friend has not used an apt simile in his reference to Christian Science, I should like to state that absent treatment in Christian Science might be described as the application of an understanding of the omnipresence of God, good, to the exclusion and consequent annulment of evil.

As Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 179 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Science can heal the sick, who are absent from their healers, as well as those present, since space is no obstacle to Mind."

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October 19, 1940

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