Letters to the Sentinel

Baltimore, Md., January 26, 1900.

Dear Sentinel:—I feel the need of expressing in a few words my appreciation of all that comes to us so regularly, and always just at the right moment, in our helpful publications. What the monthly visits of the Journal are goes without saying; and I have always felt glad of our Sentinel, as it stands on the watch-tower, ever sending out the next word of warning, encouragement, or command from our revered Leader and Mother. But lately it seems I have only just begun to appreciate its importance to the Cause and to each individual worker, as week by week the new By-laws and the messages have so closely followed, one after the other in these stirring days,—beacon lights set upon a hill. My heart is very thankful for all, and also for the Manual, which I find needs to be placed very near my books for daily use. Then the poems from our beloved Mother,—"Signs of the Heart" in July, and the latest, "Satisfied," whose deeper meaning will be revealed day by day. The by-law Article 21, Section 4, "Church Prayer," is a tremendous step upward and onward in the "unity of prayer" so necessary in order to bring into a demonstration the outpouring of Spirit which is Love of God reflected in love to Man. I also want to express my thanks for the two editorial articles,—"Our Baptism" and "Christian Science Prayer," in No. 18. They are truly beautiful; and so clear upon what and where the purifying process (Baptism) is; and the true prayer, bringing out those wonderful lines in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, as manifested in Jesus, "whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of man's unity with Truth and Love."

Louise Schmidt.

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Christian Science Notes
February 22, 1900

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