Our Servicemen's Centers

Throughout the British Isles, Christian Science Rest Rooms, known elsewhere as Christian Science Servicemen's Centers, are becoming very familiar to members of His Majesty's Forces as true havens of refuge, and the familiar green and white sign extends a welcome to thousands. These rooms are accomplishing an immense amount of good in offering to service men and women a sanctuary where they can rest, read, or write in an atmosphere of peace. One continually hears remarks such as this: "The atmosphere in these rooms is different: it is really peaceful." This is explained in Christian Science by the fact that because the presence of God. Spirit, is realized by those in charge of and responsible for these rooms, it is also felt by those who are responsive to what is offered them.

These Rest Rooms may be said to play a very vital and important part in the Christian Science movement at the present time. They are approved by The Mother Church and sponsored and maintained by branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, and by the Christian Science Central War Relief Committee of the United Kingdom.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 590). our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, defines "kingdom of heaven" as follows: "The reign of harmony in divine Science: the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme." Truly it may be said that this is the atmosphere one finds in a Christian Science Rest Room. Only as the workers who are responsible for these rooms see this activity in its right perspective, and understand the spiritual idea that inspires it, is "the atmosphere of Spirit" maintained and does it thereby accomplish its healing work. Already numerous cases of healing are on record among the men and women who find in these rooms the spiritual atmosphere which bespeaks "the secret place of the most High," where the individual can gain wisdom and power to solve his or her problems.

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March 4, 1944

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