Christian Science Camp Welfare Activities

When the Psalmist wrote, "He leadeth me beside the still waters" (Psalms 23:2), he was making use of a gracious and effective figure of speech. Thinkers realize that desirable "still waters" are not stagnant waters, but active and refreshing. A quiet, restful, active mental atmosphere is indeed helpful always.

For the second time in the history of the Christian Science movement, Camp Welfare activities among the men who are serving in the army, navy, and air forces have been established by The Mother Church, in order to afford these men an opportunity to keep in touch with Christian Science, and to aid them in other ways. In the United States, a number of Christian Science chaplains and welfare workers have been appointed. Similar work is being done in England.

Men are being called to the colors in all parts of the world, and the need for spiritual support and for healing is very great. Not all can actively enlist in the widespread welfare work, but obedience to the words of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, on page 14 of "Christian Science versus Pantheism," presses every Christian Scientist into serious service. She writes, "In your peaceful homes remember our brave soldiers, whether in camp or in battle."

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Purifying Our Concept of Man
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