A Timely Word

[The following letter to Mrs. Eddy from one of her old and faithful students is so full of loving appreciation of her watchful, prayerful, inspired leadership, and of the great results to mankind from her ministry, that it will evoke an immediate "yea, and amen" from all other Christian Scientists, for they too have received the blessings of Mrs. Eddy's ministry and know somewhat of her untiring and unselfish labors for humanity. It does us good to read a letter such as this.—Editor.]

Brooklyn, N. Y., May 22, 1906.

My Beloved Leader and Teacher:—As the work on the extension of The Mother Church nears completion, I am almost overwhelmed with what I even dimly see in connection with this grand demonstration! The beauty of the structure, pleasing to even the most critical eyes, not only dignifies our loved Cause but expresses a greater degree of unselfed love, and consecration of thought and energy on the part of Christian Scientists—those who are striving to earn their right to this name and high calling. These efforts must gladden your heart in a degree; but "down deep in my heart" is a very strong sense that we could have done even better work, if all had been fully awake to the subtle argument of procrastination which leaves much work to be done at the "eleventh hour." Truly, this arises "not so much from lack of desire as from lack of spiritual growth" (Science and Health, p. 243). I see more clearly than ever before, the demand of Truth to turn away from the allurements of personal sense, under whatever guise, in order that we may be true followers of Christ, according to your teachings

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A Practical Philosophy
June 2, 1906

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