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Prisoners set free

Reprinted from the February 19, 1944, Sentinel.

Note to readers: This article was written near the end of World War II. The many prisoners of war at that time prompted the thoughts shared in this article. 

In these troubled days many hearts go out in loving gratitude to the brave men and women who are prisoners—some in concentration camps, some in ships, others in different kinds of prisons in foreign countries. But others, perhaps in some quiet backwater, far removed from the clamor and stress of war, may forget the debt they owe to them. Is time taken each day to pray that their courage and faith fail not in these dark hours of deprivation and suspense? Measureless endurance is demanded of them in the bitterness of captivity and exile from all they hold dear.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written on page 449 of her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “A grain of Christian Science does wonders for mortals, so omnipotent is Truth, but more of Christian Science must be gained in order to continue in well doing.” If all living in happy freedom in their own beloved country were to send out constantly thoughts winged with the consciousness of God’s all-power, who knows how much comfort and encouragement might reach the hearts of those gallant captives.

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