Promotion of Lectures

Human beings are natural propagandists. Normally they fulfill the proverb, "The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life." They think, they talk, they act to further measures which they approve. Not merely garrulous, or given to gadding about, they are seriously disposed to promote movements which will brighten the lives of people and improve conditions in the world.

On the surface they may seem to be careless and indifferent as to what is taking place. They may appear, at times, to lend aid and comfort to doubtful undertakings. Yet after all it is to the credit of the human race that, for the most part, men and women throw their influence on the right side so far as they can discern it. All that is necessary is the opportunity, and the innate goodness of people comes to the surface with alacrity and in abundance. The good in humanity tremendously outweighs the evil. How benevolently does Mary Baker Eddy observe, on page 49 of her priceless volume, "Unity of Good," "The more I understand true humanhood, the more I see it to be sinless,—asignorant of sin as is the perfect Maker."

So it is that all Christian Scientists delight in taking an active part in advancing Christian healing. An accredited lecture on the subject offers each one a unique opportunity. For he can realize from day to day the enormous benefit the community will reap from the occasion. He can keep in thought that people will welcome the lecture, and be heartened by it. No doubt the attitude of Scientists during the days which precede the event and in the hours which follow it will have much to do with the fruitage. The power of spiritual thinking is altogether too little appreciated.

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More, Not Less Good Natural
September 5, 1942

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