Item of Interest

It is generally well known that the practitioners' cards in the directory at the back of The Christian Science Journal and The Herald of Christian Science indicate that those whose names are there listed have fulfilled specific requirements as to eligibility for the public practice of Christian Science healing. They have presented acceptable credentials as to their qualifications to do this work, and the evidence of their readiness publicly to engage in this activity has been convincing.

One who has not applied for a card in the Journal or Herald because he feels that he is already devoting his entire time to the healing work, and has as many calls for help as he can well care for, may wish to consider that the purpose of such a card is not primarily for advertisement. Nor does it imply that one who has a card is expected to accept as patients all who may apply for help, when good judgment would direct otherwise. A card in the Journal or Herald carries with it the endorsement of The Mother Church in respect to one's engaging wholly in the healing work. It is a mark of authentication.

June 8, 1940

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