Letters to our Leader

Chicago, August 21, 1905.

My Dear Mrs. Eddy:—I have never before been willing to encroach upon your time with a letter, but to-day I am impelled by genuine gratitude to write you, with the hope of cheering and encouraging one who, by her words and works, has encouraged and cheered so many of her fellows, Never until the recent past have I had any true conception of what it means to remain faithful, day by day, to a sacred trust. During the inception, organization, and growth of our church (Fifth Church of Chicago), and during the work of building a church edifice, I have learned something of the meaning of faithfulness, meekness, and patience.

Yesterday a milestone in the path of our progress was passed, and the work in which I have been privileged to take a small part was rewarded in the opening (not dedication) of our beautiful new building with the usual simple services peculiar to the Christian Science church. About thirty-five hundred persons attended the three services; and it was indeed a joy to look into the faces of so many who, through Christian Science, have been led out of "great tribulation." The atmosphere of peace and good will was the same as that which characterizes the Communion services in The Mother Church, and was derived from the same source.

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