Newspaper Page Text
SING IN GLADNESS
IT] TI Sand fowr teir rarance ce lon h the winter is past ba on , ture irom her sleep es wakin n ourom her tscy bondage br dawning, Vernal life nd bhopeuty tadorning. so Lo, the winter is past! ut rd their patol witheet re ster gineg, Trees and flow rs their fragrance bria lit ing, ea o, the winter is past! it "L, the winter is past! In our hearts new joy IL dawning. P( On thi hppy Ea-str morning, Melody. St Eerld Undeie wir th hope dornegimeng o, the wintr i pCzarst! Gone are Lenten gloom and sadnes th Aright our path with Easter gladness, w. In, the widantr is paet!he suppression to, the intriarchate by Peter the reat -E on anster aselody. ro CELEBRATION OF mi RUSSIAN EASTER 10 Impressive Services il in Moscowe g Held Under the Refime di of the Czars. K Sthe daysth befor Gate of the appression r, t the patriarchate by Peter th yeat, the Staood Friday, or, as the Rance In h anciGreat Fridsay-the patriarch, humble imitation of our Lord's entry di nto ndJerusalem, rode olate an Easterom la the Chrch ohis holessed Basiknewl, in Mo cownt thacross the mosauld be allowf tterd to doves, thron h the Gate o the Sdralor, tl op to the spiremlinte bt lthet year the and patriarch was forbidden entrance in the uanent way, says the Detroit pl News. Indeed, it was late on Easter eve before his holiness knew with car- C tanty that he should be allowed to ai eelebrate in his own cathedral on the morrow. In spite of the shelling and a] dese- atioe of the andent ctadeTl bye t! b te: fi it il e 0 With ae Kremln. "h$ I ohres, said the crowds t _et hsadast witn eses to ta th, the t ptairsahs osdated at,,astsr. i SBer" eve, he two hours beOlr t mI , e hears the Acts othe a SApestles read. enI M the leap si andles, lighted one by one, -g like planes In ones hea TheI bsh swlang In the abadows like a - e neer. Them the gates of the Ssusl purple, patriarths, bishes mso nest, witLh ditr 9 erystal mume, lke. tsrremt, seed the cehurc wi th m, Iri s ceetr sm he jewdee geopes are thndered c a e.eat luagass fra the tour t ees et the chrh to l the searth. 3m the orebhetra of voice the 4tfestal t bet of the tower of John the Great I *eigganlns tSe mighty voce o the I1 Eastwr Etsa heae w heut a gsoeea e vs -tJ hav sae nver . b h eeaswho get saa o ble u VIM dsI a sweetheart vtd and tes Ue e who ste s ean at ara Weh ew ho ets a ea oe g ek I a luok and treMbles user wBill h Ie who ga te a n of white Ife *aU Dad agrmee deh h VS many teas ot eare. sh sVe an eu at purpIe ha mwithut esho * I on the e g t g lap I Um who ese a ee brown I Ihv an eab met In town a i so thro me or e btebrs A ne s me es m ease e seagU A mate. man ar seaMng wi e. Two Stores 619 Canal St. L 920 cmt. St. SM.2334 EAST ER. NOVELTIES CANDY AND CHOCOLATE RABBITS-,-EGGS Taon me a pý e at ror cd a I Cram OD~eNALD & GtOS Christian Science d 1O THE TRUE STANDARD OF " RIGHT s t1 By Bliss Knapp, C. S. B. (Continued from Page 1) n Basic Rule of Christian Science. ti Ever since the time of the early d Christian Fathers, those who had re ceived some proof of God's power and willingness to heal almost invariably lost the gleam that their pure .faith t, had brought them; and they droppedJ back, as did Luther, into dependence i" on material means and remedies ac-; g cording to the custom of their times. But Mrs. Eddy's purpose was to seek i something more than faith, evep the t understanding which would enable her to heal all manner of sin and dis ease with the directness and regular-le ity of a Science; for that which one e really understands can never be lost. Possibly the first step in gaining the Science of Christian healing came with s her ability to detect in her own mind t the difference between the thoughts which come from divine Principle, and the aggressive suggestions of the flesh, which St. Paul classified as the carnal mind; for he said, "To be carnally it minded is death; but to be spiritually s minded is life and peace." Here are, t two opposite sources of thinking, as i opposite as God and Satan. The i thoughts coming from God express the t joy and harmony of life; but the sug gestions of the carnal mind seek to I drag one down to sin and death. Knowing that opposites can never abide together in one's thought at the I same time, Mrs. Eddy was impelled to work from the single viewpoint that "to be spiritually minded is life and peace." This, of course, involved a search into the understanding of the divine or spiritual Mind, in order to lay hold of that life and peace. Such a scientific segregation of thought is the first step in learning to pray aright. Of all the systems of religion or philosophy known to men, none but 1 the teachings of Christ Jesus and of Christian Science ever have held con sistently to the one spiritual view point. These teachings, moveover, are the only religions that have ever demonstrated the divine power 1 to heal physical sickness as well as sin. A single sentence in Science and Health with Key to the Scrip tures, presents the process of rea soning by which Mrs.'Eddy gained that healing power. It is as fol lows: "Reasoning from cause to effect / the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be un d1erstood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter." This is indeed the rule of logic which bases the teachings of Christian Science. Reasoning from; the viewpoint of God, or, divine Principle, one must naturally see all things as God sees them,-complete, harmonious and eternal. His true nature can be un derstood though the idea which ex presses that nature, even as the idea of honesty rqeaels the nature of an honest God, but that nature can never be understood from its oppo site, dishonesty. Since Jesus proved that healing, like honesty, expresses the nature of God, one needg only i to recognize and heed God's prom isls to heal in order to experience 0 that healing power. Like honesty Sand goodness, this healing power Imust be obeyed from the heart and not the head, and only as it is thus lived can it properly be understood and demonstrated. I Jesus' Early Experleaces. Mrs. Eddy has declared in her book, Science and Health, that "the Sermon on the Mount is tl essence of this Science." Let us now apply the test bf our rule' of logic to that standard of Christian teaching. Af Ster Jesus was baptized by John the I Baptist, a voice from heaven was Sheard to, say, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." When Jesus received that testimony, and it was noslaed abroad that he waj the Son of God, there uast have tlrst upon his vision the full mean ing of unlimited power,--the undis puted heritage of the Son of God. Has not every one at some time wished for unlimited wealth or power? If one's wildest breams were suddenly realsed, how would he act? Waould he not be tempted to use his power selfishly? It is not surprisng therefore thgt Jesus wasuimmediately drlven into'the wil derness, qad tempted to use hi. power for selfish ends. Satan of fered him all the kmngdouns of the earth, if only he would bow down to the claims of evil. but Jesus knew the itxposalbttty of obeying two such opposites as God and Satan. When he realised that imnpossibility, the temptation neased. Then the devil departed and only the consci- set ousness of good remained. In the wo words of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Jol "Though he were a Son, yet learned do he obedience by the things which he the suffered." lep he. Having learned the divine logic th that one can work only from God's to viewpoint, and that the divine Mind so can be understood only through its Tb own ideas, Jesus entered upon his ads ministry, "teaching in their syna gogges, and preaching the gospel of (Co the kingdom ,and healing all man- ser ner of sickness and all manner of he disease among the people." Th Sermon on the Mount. chi Scarcely any one listened at first to the teaching and preaching of at Jesus. but multitudes thronged him to for the healing. The lessons~ he er gained from those experiences are ha summarized with matchless sim plicity in the first and second Beati tudes of the Sermon on the Mount. go, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: pry for theirs is the kingdom of heav- an en." Here Jesus pronounces a tui blessing on those who have begun pli to turn from matter and yearn for rei heaven. They respond naturally to to spiritual truth wherever spoken, and Th that spiritual receptivity, which is He born of God, opens the way to heav- of enly harmony. he "Blessed are they that mourn: for tic they shall be comforted." In the an second Beatitude, Jesus considers ev those who have learned through suf- ha fering to turn from matter. Their' th, suffering had prepared them for' Ti the Christ healing which brings them Sc greater comfort than mere release fri from physical ills. It brings the th peace and harmony of God's king- fo domn, making the comfort as abid- itt ing as is the kingdom itself. st; These two groups of people seem na to be the only ones ready for the Hi kingdom. But Jesus is not unmind- fo ful that they are still on probation. Their blessing thus far has been pirtly the work of others, as when a Sc child first begins to walk. for one Sc group was helped along by a preach- of er, and the other by a healer. Now in they must learn to walk alone. The re only way by which they can gain in the divine power for themselves is vi through the quarty of meekness. de "Blessed are the meek: for they hi shall inherit the earth." Dominion cc over all the earth is gained, not so through matter or the human will, ga but through the divine idea of meek- be ness. Considered as a group, the is receptivity that leads to heaven, the w yearning that gains divine comfort, hi and the..meekness that achieves di- w vine power, are all ideas of God. at Through these ideas, we perceive fr God's true nature, and we gain per- ki fection by demonstrating these ca ideas. tr Those Called of God. Si It is sometimes charged that pi Christian Scientists make too much pi of the healing minstry of this Science, G Ibut the critics should remember the ni lesson of the Beatitudes, that only w two groups of thinkers are really ai prepared for the kingdom. What w Jesus iterated in the Beatitudes, he he reiterated in the Parable of the P great Supper. When the invitations 01 to the feast were given out, you may t; remember, all made -excuses. One ft had purchased some land, so he tl could not come; another oxen, and so on. They all begged to be ex cused but one. That one could not come because he had married a wife. tl They were all so absorbed in ma- a' terial things that they gave no heed y to spiritual things. So the master a: of the feast found it necessary to it turn to those who might be awaken- - ed through suffering to seek the i b kingdom. He invited the poor, the it maimed,. the halt and the blind,- S those that mourn, and still there it was room, for not even human suf- a fering had alienated the faith of e many from their' reliance on mat- h ter. d SSuch lessons have taught the SChristian Scientist to serv4 (qhose Swho are drawn of God, because they Sare ready and willing to receive the Iblessing according to the plan of our great Master. Unless they come willingly, through the teaching or a Sthrough the healing, they are not prepajed to understand the spiritual message; for spiritual things must Sbe "spiritually discerned." Jesus warned us, moreover, not to give that which is holy to the unprepared 0 thought. How many there are who n have read a few pages of our text- o Ibook, only to declare with a sweep ti l f the hand, "There is nothing in a it." Even so, the healing challenges e attention and it cannot be explained a Saway. One shoulf remember that b there is something else beside hu- t: Sman intellect - necessary to compre- J h bend spiritual things. It is indeed f that spiritual sense, born of God, a which overcomes sin and disease c first in one's self, snd then in others. C But if one is wedded to some posi tion in his church, business or so Sclety, and he begs to be excused, he is not ready for the blessing. Hence -the uselessnees of all proselyting propagada. God must indeed 'open the way to every saneero seeker through God's own ideas. StIe st t Cme bC r. When Mrs. Eddy established her t chareh in 1879. she deelaned thatJ Its objeet was to "reinstate primi- * the Christianity and its lost oelemeat t of heeling." The healing of anl * has alway been regarded pa a pire- I ineo of the Christlah church. We I leairn Christian Seide tlhat God's power Is always available to heal phoIatly as rgll as muorally. The eame prayer heald phyally and ' morally in Jesus' time, and that 1 prmor ean aver be dividd an Its guoteel whetdrh pone a se ritel Il riiiu -,lawe "*~ i ~d1eiiu~ senger of God, for all time, with the ' n works of healing. "Go and show th John again those things which ye pil do hear and see: the blind receive se their sight, and the lame walk, the us lepers are cleansed, and the deaf TI hear, the dead are raised up, and' :f the poor have the gospel preached th to them. And blessed is he. who- br soever shall not he offended in me." ti, The Christian Science Church has co adopted a similar method for an swering honest inquiry about the th Comforter which Jesus promised to ca send us from the Father, and which n( he defined as the "Spirit of truth." ye Therefore all Christian Science hi churches throughout the world pro- w vide a mid-week testimony meeting. of at which members of the congrega- E, tion may testify to the healing pow- I( er of God, which they themselves us have .Pen or .xperienced. yi The Bible Inaerpreter. St The divine power which can d, (. 'good. but not evil, has been inter- tt preted in Mrs. ,Eddy's book, Science to and Health with Key to the Scrip tures, with such clearness and sim plicity, that it is a frequent occur rence with the sick and the sinning at to be healed by reading this book. at The last chapter of Science and di Health contains one hundred pages ci of testimonials by those who have ot been healed of organic and func- nm tional diseases simply by reading m and studying this book. Practically in every sin and disease humanly known T has, at some time, been healed by fl the teachings of Christian Science. f, The question, "How does Christian - Science heal?" is answered by these . fruits. There is no mystery about the operation of Christian Science. 'for the power of God's truth is in itself, and it needs only to be under-,i stood in order to be manifested. Those who receive such blessings. naturally give thanks to God and to His Christ for the promised Com forter. It should be well understood that Science and Health with Key to the IScriptures, does not take the place of the Bible, but it 'has so clearly interpreted the Bible as to bring a return of primitive Christian heal ing. Moreover it confirms the di vinity of Christ Jesus and of his won derful works. The fact that people have been healed of cancers, tumors.. consumption, the drug habit, and so on, simply by reading a book and gaining its spiritual import, should be a most convincing proof that it is not the human will or carnal mind which does the healing. Even Jesus himself was forbidden to use his own will in healing, for it is the truth about God and man that makes us free. Healing is not gained from a knowledge of sin, matter or the carnal mind; it is gained from the truth about the spiritual Mind where life, health and happiness abound. Since the divine Mine is everywhere present, it is never transmitted nor I projected. Since the facts about God are the same everywhere, one needs only to realize those facts wherever he may be, to know they are just as true everywhere,-right where a patient most needs the help. As one realizes that divine Presence, together with the nature Sof that Presence, he must realize r the very presence ot TIfe, health and freedom; for "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Animal Magetism. t It should be perfectly evident that one can never suffer from - aught that comes from the spiritual I Mind, for that Mind brings only life r and peace. It he suffer at all, then, it must come from the carnal mind, - which is sin and death, and it must Sbe by reason of. his belief that God Sis afar off, which really is not true. - Suffering, then, is really just a s false belief about God's absence; for - when one realizes God's ever pres Sence, the beliet disappears al the - healing Presence appears. St. Paul described the etffect of that talsee be liet when he said. "The good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do." The same condition was referred to also by Job, who declared, "When I looked Sfor good, then evil came unto me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness." Such mental dark ness therefore is but a beliet of t God's absence,---. Beliet il a power * apart fro)n God. e The bellet in a power apart from I God, which seeks to pervert one's a natural goodness ,is referred to by - our dictionaries as "animal magne p tism." It is not a modern invention, n as you may observe from the refer s ence to it by Job and St. Paul. Bible I scholars concede the Book of Job to t be one of the oldest in the Bibl$, and - this Book describes in detail how sJob succeeded in clearing himself I from the Jnfluence of animal mag I, netism so that he could finally de e clare, "Yet in my flesh shall I see . God." Animal magnetism Is undoubtedly what is meant by the term "Satan" ein the Bible. It "changed the truth Sof God into a lie," according to St. SPaul. "and worshipped and served the erdature more than the Creator." r Its mental occultism was employed by the magicilans and sorcerers to op pose the works of Moses and Jesus, r the prohets and apostle. The mod t ern exponents of animal magnetism are known uas mesmerism, hypo t tism, epirltstuallsm, thesaophy and Ssuch like. These asystems all em ploy some form of vibratory sag Sgastion or tramuisilo e thought, Sall of whldh Is the prt·ut of the l eaural mnim, whleh St. Paul dsemi S~ated eta and death. OmTly a i g mite bells of mimi would sed to t be traerined fre eme place to I another, and imes ii believes S.the a caeses of Ged, it mast be a alse I Ibelif. [ when anima magetism a...le I th loyalty a Uas.Pe trer. Isa. estl v I resr ve him a same seeing. . "Slms, Simm," ls Jep "lees in 1ar soluyue whee seo.t a . ..si *. em e bl A not." In aldtrtion to warning Peter, the Master did only one thing. He pray.,td that the faith which he him self h.,d fostered in the conscious nes- of his disciple should not fail. The Substance of faith which is born cf God wil survive the malice of the whole eaRh, and will eventually bring the individual under subjec tion to the divine Law, absolutely, completely and finally. The mental qualities, or fruits of the Spirit, which come from God cannot be hypnotized. "Know ye not." says St. Paul, "that to whom ye yiield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether' of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness," Evil suggestions therefore can have no government over an individual unless he willingly and voluntarily yields his obedience to them. As St. Paul declared to the Romans. "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ J-sus hath made me free from the law of sin and death,"-free to do the will of infinite Good. Bolshevism. It is the nature of evil to claim autocratic power. This thought of autocracy seems to develop along two distinct lines; one through the auto cracy of the individual, and the other through the autocracy of the masses. The autocracy of the masses is well expressed to-day in a movement known as Bolshevism. This movement is the will of the flesh .organized to war against "the fruit of the Spirit." It is an attempt Your street car service will be just what you, the company and all con cerned make it. The company can not do it all Your help will go a long way toward solving this vital problem. If you have a suggestion which, ni your opinion, would be valuable to those who are undertaking to bring about a proper and fair solution of the problem, send it in. .No momentoul question involving the welfare, convenience, health and happiness of the people was ever satisfactorily settled without the aid of those affected. U: I f D.RaN. - WA NATION" aT a. AT HOME There's nothing more delicious you can offer your guess than a bottle of Sparkling :Grapico," the full-flavored grape beverage. Keep a few bottles on ice all the time. Every member of the family will appreciate J IOi having Sparkling "Grapico" in the home. Order a case from your dealer or phone us. Main 3094-3093. f Don't Accept Substitutes ". 6/: FLuD0 OUNCES SJ. Grossman's Sons I BO-r 3-l N Magazine St. ONLY Pbhosng Ma'in ASaaa AND &IRST QUPICU'W J.G S MANS SONS. OlLEANSIA 5-',R.. -sT- - to undermine the law and order which sustain the State, the church and the home. Let us suppose for the moment that such a movement were to gain its object: the result would be the reign of disorder and lawlessness, disintegrating our most cherished institutions. It would mean the reign of immorality, adul tery, envy, hatred and strife, which are the works of the flesh, and which have no part in the kingdom of God. It would sow the seed of discords dflitegration, ilestruction _and dissolution, which are really the elements of death. Bolshevism, therefore, can have no other mean ing than the ravages of death in business and society. When we observe the motives of Bolshevism, as well as the effect of its crimes, it is quite clear that the great social unrest of to-day is but a phase of the last enemy. When the autocracy of individuals and, the autocracy of the masses yield to the government of life, liberty and happiness, as it is expressed through divine Law, there can be no repeti tion of the experiences on Calvary. The Way of Salvation. Suppose Bolshevism has assailed the moral and economic standards of some great industrial plant, so that men re gard their contracts as mere scraps of paper,-What is the remedy? It is to establish obedience to the moral forces which God bestows,-forces which bind man to fulfil his contracts, to deal honestly with his neighbor, and to maintain law and order as impera tively as these forces of God sustain the harmony ,f t1 itni versee can such m!,,l ,i,'hiience be lished in th; : -.iduiial Bolsb, Nothing deliniii or lstive can compli:hed. fr, :. ,n strandpont that of (:o,1 II , I. The bea ward, '% i'h .:sh\ik alms lt final destructi,, , f all law, a f tion in whi.:t (;,), is eliminated materialin r,!'- T, the Chrisl Scientist. on tlh." ..... r hand, hen. is gained not l,y t ' , str ltion o la but by the fultifli;,, if Uny Under tl supremacy ,1 th' (;od wh$ is for "Love." de(lilred St. Paul, "is 'N fulfilling of the law." The ('hri.tl an Scientist learn through divine L.ove to heal the *-ic and the sinning and to establish a heavenly harmony here and now. Th healing is d-mrn, >trated with uech regularity an c nr ',tcency as to prove the presence. and ,,p r'ation of a fund. mental law. M r, ,jer. this law Is to tangible and if c· \lnt that it Ca he not onl. undirl t, od. but taught to others. Such a 'imc n trable law au have a source ,r Principle which we call (;,. Ity t he l,,tteps of healing, even the Bolhevik may be led to recognize the l:'*r>,ni'e of law and its governing l'ri:xipl,. He may eve experience the hev.nl" ha"mony Of obediene to the I;w 'if Love. Then he' will have att:ainl1 t'he only true free dom; for "\'liere lthi Spirit of the Lord is. there is Lib!erty." The liber. ating Truth which establishes health and harmony "on earth as It is ia heaven," is indeed the promised Col forter, which Christian Science reveal and demonstrates.