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"LIFT UP THE LAD"

From the May 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal


ONE afternoon some years ago, a Christian Science practitioner in answering her telephone heard a mother say, "Oh, do help my baby; he is so very ill!" Her voice was tremulous as she told about the baby's alarming symptoms, adding with deep distress, "His father is away, and I am all alone with him!" The practitioner began to declare the truth concerning God and man, but was conscious of a great divergence between the statements she was making and the sense of human sympathy and responsibility she was experiencing. Before long the message came that the baby was rapidly growing worse.