Appreciation of the Manual and Concordance

The new Manual has been a great help to me. Article VIII., Section 1, has awakened me to the necessity of being more faithful in the performance of every duty, of manifesting more promptness, more exactness.

I am indeed glad that we are required to be good English scholars, and I have begun regular school work in English, under a competent teacher. I have long felt a need of this, but have allowed others' opinions to influence me against following a course that seemed right to me. I am very grateful also for the Concordance. In contemplating the immense amount of labor necessary to give us this complete work, I feel that it will be impossible for me ever to spend another idle moment. Mrs. Eddy says, "Be active, and, however slow, thy success is sure" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 340). What marvelous love she has for us! She proves it daily by her work.

If we are loving our fellow-man as we should, we shall strive to follow our Leader's example and "'work—work—work—watch and pray'" (Communion address for June, 1900, p. 4).—Margaret A. Varey, Chicago, Ill.

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A Letter to our Leader
February 20, 1904

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