Mrs. Eddy Explains

Boston Journal

 This article was later republished in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: My. 292:12-294:21

Concord , N. H., September 25,—The opinion of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, the head of the Christian Science denomination, on the death of President McKinley has been obtained through an answer to the question: "Why did Christians of every sect in the United States fail in their prayers to save the life of our late lamented President?"

Mrs. Eddy says:—

"My answer to this inquiry is briefly this: Insufficient faith or spiritual understanding, and a compound of prayers wherein one earnest, tender desire works unconsciously against the modus operandi of another, would prevent the result desired. In the June message to my church in Boston, this year, I refer to the effect of one human desire or belief, equally sincere, unwittingly neutralizing another.

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