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The Great Offensive
In the newspapers, over the radio, by the fireside, in the trenches, one question is being asked again and again: "When will the great offensive on the western front begin?" Everyone, including the enemy, knows that it is inevitable, and somehow everyone knows that it will be successful. Likewise the world knows that it has already begun, because every step of planning and preparation is essential to the campaign itself. In fact the success of the offensive depends largely on intelligent preparation.
Furthermore, there is not a single lover of true freedom and Christianity in the world who is not asking himself, "How can I help in this great offensive?" The men at the front are keyed for it. The workers in the factories are working long hours for it; the generals have been planning night and day for it. All of this is important, but the Christian Scientist knows that even more important is the mental preparation, the righteous prayer that brings thought and action under the complete control of infinite Mind.
Through false education, superstition, and belief, mankind has been taught to think of evil as aggressive; that it can move, that it can spread and grow, that it can consume and finally destroy good. Sometimes mankind has been tempted to believe that evil is running rampant, that it has gone on a great offensive. How grateful we can be that through Christian Science the world is learning that good alone is now and always omniactive. Since good has and is all action, evil cannot go on the offensive, it cannot be aggressive, it cannot spread, it cannot even move. It remains inactive and nothing before the omnipotence and omniaction of God.
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The Great Offensive
HERBERT E. RIEKE
Don't Throw Stones
JEANNE ROE PRICE
Trusting and Healing
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
"The manger and the cross"
AUDREY M. DAVIES
Developing Latent Abilities
LEONARD LAWRENCE COWAN
Jesus as a Teacher
GLADYS P. DOMERATZKY
TWILA M. CLARK
Only God Gives Health
Paul Stark Seeley
Yea, Not Yea and Nay
Evelyn F. Heywood
with contributions from Albertan
"Beside the still waters"
HAZEL W. ALLEN
For a long time I have wished...
Mary Joy Topping
I feel that it is time for me to...
Minnie E. Noble
I should like to express my...
Anna Mae K. Rosendorn with contributions from Albert F. Rosendorn
Christian Science is the only religion...
Helen Phyllis Scott
Although I was brought up in...
Daniel Mark Hartline
While enjoying the inspiring...
There is in my heart a song of...
Frederick Charles Broderick with contributions from Ellen Broderick
MAUDE RICE SKINNER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Dr. Walker, Edwin Lewis, N. Luxmoore, Clara Beranger