It has been said to the author, "The world is benefited
by you, but it feels your influence without seeing
you. Why do you not make yourself more widely
known?" Could her friends know how little
time the author has had, in which to make
herself outwardly known except through her laborious
publications, - and how much time and toil are still required
to establish the stately operations of Christian
Science, - they would understand why she is so secluded.
Others could not take her place, even if willing so to do.
She therefore remains unseen at her post, seeking no self-aggrandizement
but praying, watching, and working for
the redemption of mankind.
If from an injury or from any cause, a Christian Scientist
were seized with pain so violent that he could not
treat himself mentally, - and the Scientists had failed
to relieve him, - the sufferer could call a surgeon, who
would give him a hypodermic injection, then, when the
belief of pain was lulled, he could handle his own case
mentally. Thus it is that we "prove all things; [and]
hold fast that which is good."
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