The poor suffering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace, patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear Father’s loving-kindness.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health
I believe we might safely say that nine-tenths of the people who worship with us today owe their present health and prosperity to Christian Science, and in acknowledgement of the great benefit derived from it in our hearts are filled with gratitude to our Mother in Isreal, the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, Discover and Founder of Christian Science, to whom we owe more than any other earthly friend.
(Alfred Farlow, Dedication of First Church, Kanas City, December 25, 1898)
Alfred Farlow, C.S.D.
Alfred suffered from an illness that threatened his life. When a friend who had been a chronic invalid was healed through Christian Science, Alfred sought the same treatment. He, too, was healed. The entire Farlow family promptly began to study Science and Health, sitting around the dining room table together. The very next year, Alfred and three siblings enrolled in a Christian Science Primary class taught by Janet Colman. Alfred and Will soon closed their broom factory and launched into the public practice of Christian Science healing. They went on the road, where they healed and lectured to audiences large and small. A year later, Alfred, Will, and two of their sisters attended Mary Baker Eddy’s Primary class.