"I was in Prison, and ye Came unto Me"

The following letter has been sent in by Herbert W. Beck of Paducah, Ky. It will explain itself, and encourage the many who may have opportunity to carry the light to those who are now subject to bonds. It is published with Mr. Bishop's expressed approval.
San Quentin, Cal., May 31, 1902.

Dear Mr. Beck:—I have received your kind letter of May 12 and was very glad to hear from you. Let me thank you and the ladies who came to the Oakland jail and brought to me the message of Love. I shall never forget them, for I was in a sad condition. I could not sleep day or night with rheumatism, which was all over me and of thirty years' standing. I was sick both in body and mind, full of malice and hate toward those whom I thought to be my enemies. I had been in that condition a great many years and could not see how blind I was.

One day it was said in conversation that in Christian Science we love all men, and if I wanted to be a well man I must forgive all whom I had hated. I had never heard of Christian Science before. There was a copy of Science and Health in the jail and, as advised, I began to read it, but it was so hard to understand that I threw it down. I took it up again, however, and became so interested in it that I read it through.

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Genuine Gratitude
August 7, 1902

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