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Last night Fraser Hall was filled to the doors to hear...

From the December 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Daily British Whig

Last night Fraser Hall was filled to the doors to hear the Rev. Isabella M. Stewart, C. S. D., principal of the Christian Science Institute, Toronto, and Normal course student of Mrs. Mary B. G. Eddy, of Boston. T. J. Kinnear introduced Mrs. Stewart to the meeting as the Kingston's students' beloved teacher. The little lady has a very attractive appearance and impresses her hearers before she speaks by her winning smile and calm confidence. When she speaks her words are full of tenderness and engage attention till the close of a lengthy address. Her address last night was one of deep interest to all those seeking "the highest good and the highest sense of God," as she expressed it in her opening words. She dwelt upon the scripture narratives of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and where He told two of His disciples to go and they would find a colt tied, and to bring it to Him; and they went and found it where two crossroads met. These incidents., she explained, were symbolic of a higher spiritual meaning than what history merely gives them. She dwelt upon the demonstration of Jesus in the withering up of the fig tree, showing it to be a just rebuke because it had the outward promise of fruit and yet was barren. Regarding the communion Jesus said to His disciples do this till I come again, and he came in three days. Christians, therefore, to-day are commemorating a crucified Saviour, while Scientists commemorate the morning meal and a risen Saviour. Many other points in the life of Jesus were contrasted, and His healing works were spoken of as being all done by His understanding that life was God. She spoke of prayer as the closing of the lips to hear God pray and gave what Christian Scientists believe to be the spiritual interpretation of the Lord's prayer. She closed by describing how she first heard of Christian Science through some wonderful cases of healing.—The Daily British Whig,

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