This letter, if it aims to be at all complete in chronicling...

Western Christian Advocate

This letter, if it aims to be at all complete in chronicling the chief ecclesiastical events of the past quarter, can hardly omit the opening of the magnificent cathedral erected by the Christian Scientists at a cost of two million dollars. It certainly has given a great lift to their Cause, and brought them large accessions. I attended the dedication and also one of the mammoth midweek prayer meetings shortly after, when at least four thousand people were assembled on a bad night in the last of June for prayer and testimony. There is no space here to discuss the subject, but after observing, talking freely with members, and reading very extensively, I am convinced that there is much more to be said in its favor than those who look at it superficially or from a distance are prone to imagine. The people who have gone into this are not fools or lunatics.

Expect nothing from that on which no love or service is bestowed, and but little even where much is bestowed. The highest reward for your best work is the ability to do better work. Let anything more than this which may come, bring with it the added pleasure of a surprise.—Anon.

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December 8, 1906

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