There is a beautiful significance today in the account Amos has given us of the people who were "at ease in Zion" and who lay upon their "beds of ivory" and stretched "themselves upon their couches," having no grief "for the affliction of Joseph".
In her illuminating article entitled "The Way," found in "Miscellaneous Writings," Mary Baker Eddy brings to light true and effective measures by which one is able to combat the fraudulent impositions of materialistic thinking.
Reflection implies something derived, something having no independent existence, and it is in this meaning that one comes to understand the teaching of Christian Science that man is the reflection of God.
Applications for membership in The Mother Church are acted upon by The Christian Science Board of Directors twice each year as provided for in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy, Article XIII, Section 2.
To ensure that complete lecture notices be printed in the Sentinel, detailed information should reach the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald Editorial Department regarding lectures in the United States and Canada at least seven weeks before the date of the lecture; elsewhere, eight to eleven weeks.
Two physicians and a heart specialist diagnosed my case as an incurable heart condition, and I was told that I would never be able to live an active, normal life again and that I must resign myself to semi-invalidism.
As long as I can remember I have had a great desire to know God, but one year prior to my introduction to Christian Science I prayed earnestly each night for a better understanding of Him and of my relationship to Him.