Excerpts from Letters Concerning Christian Science Wartime Activities

[From a Christian Science Officiating Minister]

Some months ago a Flight Sergeant came to me at home. He was disappointed, distressed, and felt out of joint with everything. He had worked hard and done a good period of flying without a mishap, but he had twice been turned down when applying for a commission, whilst other fellows, non-Scientists, had been accepted. There was evidently a need for some change in his thinking, and this was squarely and humbly tackled. He paid more than one visit, and was grateful for his changed thought and the recognition of Mind's guidance. He rang up from camp the other evening to say he had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for his recent work, and had been recommended for a commission. In expressing his appreciation for Christian Science literature supplied he wrote: "The sustenance I have obtained from articles in those bundles of literature has played no small part in my ability to carry out my duties. I am a sincere student of Christian Science. I attempt, to the best of my ability, to live this great truth— here, as a civilian in my home, as a serviceman at my camp, in my aircraft flying over enemy territory. The citation to my award contains the phrase, 'Courage and Determination.' Rather would I have substituted, 'The practical demonstration of Christian Science.'"

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