9The National Christian Scientist Association has brought us together to minister and to be ministered unto; mutually to aid one another in finding ways and
12means for helping the whole human family; to quicken and extend the interest already felt in a higher mode of medicine; to watch with eager joy the individual growth
15of Christian Scientists, and the progress of our common Cause in Chicago, — the miracle of the Occident. We come to strengthen and perpetuate our organizations
18and institutions; and to find strength in union, — strength to build up, through God's right hand, that pure and undefiled religion whose Science demonstrates God and
21the perfectibility of man. This purpose is immense, and it must begin with individual growth, a "consum- mation devoutly to be wished." The lives of all re-
24formers attest the authenticity of their mission, and call the world to acknowledge its divine Principle. Truly is it written: —
27 "Thou must be true thyself, if thou the truth would'st teach; Thy heart must overflow, if thou another's heart would'st reach."
1Science is absolute and final. It is revolutionary in its very nature; for it upsets all that is not upright.
3It annuls false evidence, and saith to the five material senses, "Having eyes ye see not, and ears ye hear not; neither can you understand." To weave one thread of
6Science through the looms of time, is a miracle in itself. The risk is stupendous. It cost Galileo, what? This awful price: the temporary loss of his self-respect. His
9fear overcame his loyalty; the courage of his convictions fell before it. Fear is the weapon in the hands of tyrants.
12Men and women of the nineteenth century, are you called to voice a higher order of Science? Then obey this call. Go, if you must, to the dungeon or the scaf-
15fold, but take not back the words of Truth. How many are there ready to suffer for a righteous cause, to stand a long siege, take the front rank, face the foe, and be
18in the battle every day?