Letters to our Leader

Los Angeles, Cal.

Dearly Beloved Leader:—In behalf of the Sunday School of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los Angeles, I beg the privilege of expressing to you our great love and gratitude. We have always received with gladness any word you have found it advisable to give the Sunday Schools, so you may know with what pleasure we read the words given by you, through Mr. Strang, in the Sentinel March 3. We thought that you in turn might be glad know we were already following your suggestion in regard to the study of the commandments and beatitudes; at all times remembering and proving that, through the study of your writings, our interpretation could be given "unfettered by human hypotheses."

Our Sunday School has sent to the Mother Church Building Fund, as a love offering, two thousand one hundred and fifty-eight dollars, twenty-five cents. Of this amount, one thousand three hundred and eighty-two dollars and ninety cents had accrued from our weekly collection and was designed to be used for the local building fund. It was, however, overwhelmingly voted by the children to send it to The Mother Church. The remaining seven hundred and seventy-five dollars and thirty-five cents was collected especially for the Mother Church Building Fund. We do not wish to draw unduly upon your time, but thought it would perhaps gladden your heart to know that the little ones in this western Field are striving to keep awake to the greatest privilege of the present day; namely, to follow in the footsteps of the inspired author of Science and Health. May I add my individual word of love and thanks? Since I was thirteen years old, after seeing my mother raised from a consumptive's grave (see Science and Health, p. 693) through the reading of our text-book, I have been a student of Christian Science. During that time I have repeatedly proven that the greater work of Christian Science is not the cure of disease but its prevention, and that its greatest work is its revelation of a God whom we do not "ignorantly worship."

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