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One morning the librarian looked up from her desk into the sad face of a man who had just stepped into the Reading Room. It was obvious that he was a newcomer to Christian Science. Not knowing just how to approach his thought, the librarian waited, knowing that divine Love is ever present to meet every need. The story of the home-coming of the prodigal son came to her, and she realized that the Father is always ready to receive the son. She then told the stranger that in reality he was included in his Father's kingdom and that therefore he was essential to God's purpose and able to fulfill his part in it. The man humbly accepted this statement of fact, thanked the librarian, and went into the next room to read. When he left he borrowed the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
A month later he returned the book, but the librarian did not recognize him. He was, indeed, a "new man." He said that he went back to work after his first visit to the Reading Room, that he had been studying Science and Health, attending Christian Science church services and testimony meetings, and that he had found much healing and inspiration in this activity. He also remarked that several of his relatives and many of his friends had begun to show an interest in Science because of what it had done for him. He was most appreciative of the help he had received in the Reading Room, and for the regeneration he was experiencing.
A young businessman, who had been reading in the silence room for some time, came to the librarian's desk. "I'm too upset to get much from my study this morning." he said. "I'm full of resentment." He related briefly a business experience which seemed to show the unjust and aggressive operation of mortal mind in his affairs, and a lack of appreciation on the part of his employers for his faithful service. He was contemplating the tendering of his resignation.
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Maintaining Our "first love"
HORACE A. PULLAR
The Joy of Forgiving
LAURA E. LOVETT GUSTUS
THOMAS LOVATT WILLIAMS
Patience, Courage, Meekness
ELSIE M. LE FEVRE
"The axe is laid unto the root"
"An house not made with hands"
KATHLEEN MARION COOPER
BARBARA H. ALDEN
"Lift up thine eyes"
OLIVE E. DVORAK
God Holds My Hand
DOROTHY DOLE SEYMOUR
"Hast thou heard the secret of God?"
John Randall Dunn
"Thou art mine"
Paul Stark Seeley
Letters to the Press from Christian Science Committees on Publication
D. F. J. Harricks
An experience I had some...
David F. Algie
The Christian Science practitioner...
Leah L. Fowler
When I was a student in high school...
Allen Embury Hyatt
Christian Science was first mentioned...
Grace Ferguson Reid
Christian Science came to me...
Hazel K. Smith
I am grateful for the opportunity...
Percy F. Wormer
Paul said (II Cor. 5:8), "We...
Elizabeth M. H. Cole with contributions from Howard R. Cole
The Prism of Humility
BENJAMIN STURGIS PRAY
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Royce Brier, Charles A. Ellwood, Joy Elmer Morgan, C. Moore, Allen E. Claxton, M. Eugene Van Nostrand