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HINDRANCES IN THE WAY

From the December 1888 issue of The Christian Science Journal


There is a division of opinion just now in regard to the name which forms the subject of this paper. Some, hearing the name Christian Science, and attracted by the peace and comfort it brings, come to it, hoping to still hold all they seem to possess of earthly riches and fame; but when they find that "ye can not serve God and mammon," they are like the young man who had kept all the commandments, from his youth up, and yet went away sorrowful, because Jesus told him the one thing more, needful to obtain the Kingdom of Heaven, was the selling of all he seemed to possess, — and giving it to the poor, or those who seemed to have nothing good.