When wartime conditions make it advisable to censor newspaper reports and many other communications, men endeavor to so word their messages that they will pass the censors without suffering any deletion or change.
The story is told that long ago, in a far-away country, an emperor called together the wise men of his kingdom and assigned to them the task of formulating an axiom that would fit all conditions, at all times, in every place.
Paul knew the uplifting and restoring power of praise and gratitude, expressed through the singing of sacred songs, when he wrote in his epistle to the Ephesians, "Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
One of our splendid young aviators, an earnest student of Christian Science, wrote to his mother, "If word comes to you that I am missing in action, don't accept it!" What a message of strength and courage is this for those whose dear ones are facing dangers in distant lands; yes, and for every Christian soldier at home or abroad confronted with error's devious and devastating arguments! Christian Science is teaching mankind not to accept as truth and reality the carnal mind's suggestions of discord and disaster.
The printed Tenets of The Mother Church are in general use by branch churches and societies, either as a basis for their application forms for admission to membership or for binding into their by-law booklets.
When Christian Science was presented to me I was in a weakened condition because of stomach trouble, from which I had suffered for sixteen years, I had just visited the doctor, and on my way home I stopped at a neighbor's home to ask her to go on an errand I felt I was not able to do.
Teach me how to yield, dear Father,To Thy great and holy power;Humbly do I ask it of TheeAs I listen hour by hourFor the holy inspirationWhich to man Thou dost impart,That which purifies and cleansesThe repentant human heart.