Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on March 17, 1968.

When it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past (Matt. 14:15)

As to the "evening," Hallinan suggests that "the time referred to is probably that of offering the evening service, about 3 p.m." Many translators take the Greek phrase rendered "the time is now past" as meaning in effect that the day is now over or far advanced rather than assuming that the reference is to the thought that the regular mealtime had passed.

If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it (Rom. 8:25)

Signs of the Times
March 9, 1968

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