families of one or two children, sickness is by no means
1the exception. These children must not be allowed to eat certain food, nor to breathe the cold air, because
3there is danger in it; when they perspire, they must be loaded down with coverings until their bodies become dry, — and the mother of one child is often busier than
6the mother of eight.
Great charity and humility is necessary in this work of healing. The loving patience of Jesus, we must
9strive to emulate. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" has daily to be exemplified; and, although skepticism and incredulity prevail in places where
12one would least expect it, it harms not; for if serving Christ, Truth, of what can mortal opinion avail? Cast not your pearls before swine; but if you cannot bring
15peace to all, you can to many, if faithful laborers in His vineyard.
Looking over the newspapers of the day, one naturally
18reflects that it is dangerous to live, so loaded with disease seems the very air. These descriptions carry fears to many minds, to be depicted in some future time upon
21the body. A periodical of our own will counteract to some extent this public nuisance; for through our paper, at the price at which we shall issue it, we shall be able
24to reach many homes with healing, purifying thought. A great work already has been done, and a greater work yet remains to be done. Oftentimes we are denied the
27results of our labors because people do not understand the nature and power of metaphysics, and they think that health and strength would have returned natu-
30rally without any assistance. This is not so much from a lack of justice, as it is that the mens populi is not suffi- ciently enlightened on this great subject. More thought
1is given to material illusions than to spiritual facts. If we can aid in abating suffering and diminishing sin,
3we shall have accomplished much; but if we can bring to the general thought this great fact that drugs do not, cannot, produce health and harmony, since "in Him