Letters to our Leader

Cleveland, O., September 21, 1905. Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, Concord, N. H.

Dearly Beloved Leader:—For several years the children of First Church of Christ, Scientist, have had in the summer-time a half day's outing. The subject came up again this year, and the teachers, feeling that the thought, as well as the money saved for that purpose, might be turned to better account, conceived this plan: The relation of our Church and Sunday School to The Mother Church, was taken as a subject for a brief talk to the children, each Sunday for a month. At the end of that time the scholars were to decide for themselves where their money should go. (This plan was, however, unknown to the children.) The universal good which their money, small as the amount was, would assist in accomplishing in The Mother Church, and the short-lived pleasure of the half day's outing for themselves, were lovingly contrasted in the last talk, and when the vote was taken to decide the matter, every little hand went up to send the money to The Mother Church. This little gift, consecrated by the self-immolation of the dear lambs, we know will give you pleasure, and we venture to send it with loving gratitude to you for teaching all the sweetness of giving up self. We bless divine Love daily for our Shepherdess who is leading us to the one fold.

October 14, 1905
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