"The Jerusalem of Love and Truth"

"Three times a day, I retire to seek the divine blessing on the sick and sorrowing, with my face toward the Jerusalem of Love and Truth, in silent prayer to the Father which 'seeth in secret,' and with childlike confidence that He will reward 'openly.'" Mrs. Eddy makes this statement in "Miscellaneous Writings." Mis., p. 133;

As a new student of Christian Science I often pondered these words of Mrs. Eddy's, and always I was filled with deepest reverence for her childlike confidence that this prayer of fervent love for mankind would bring healing to the world. I felt that as a student of Christian Science I should follow her example. The argument often came, "It may make you feel better to pray for the world, but does it really do any good?" I trusted that my understanding would develop as I sought to be obedient. Soon there came into my experience indisputable proof that the prayer of unselfed desire for good for all mankind is answered in the way of God's appointing.

In a large auditorium hundreds of schoolteachers, industrial leaders, and businessmen were gathered at the beginning of a day set aside each year to acquaint teachers and community leaders with common problems. The audience was listening to a keynote address delivered by a speaker chosen for his ability to create an atmosphere of informality from his store of humorous, well-told stories. He was a minister from a Protestant church in another community.

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"Now is the accepted time"
July 23, 1966

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