Letters to our Leader

New York, N. Y., June 30, 1906.

My Dear Mrs. Eddy:—An incident occurred recently in the Harlem Reading Room, which I think may be of interest to you. A gentleman, who for many years was a minister in the Baptist church, but later, to use his own words, "preached himself out of it," seeing the Reading Room sign, came in. He asked many questions and read some of our literature. The next day he bought our text-book. After several visits he said, "Why, Mrs. Eddy loves the churches, listen to this;" and he read from your Message to The Mother Church (1902, p. 5),—"I never left the church, either in heart or in doctrine; I but began where the church left off. When the churches and I round the gospel of grace, in the circle of love, we shall meet again never to part." When shown the definition of "Church" in Science and Health (p. 583), he read and re-read it carefully, then said, "That is a universal, practical church." Day after day for several weeks he came to read, often for many hours at a time. Before leaving for his home in a distant city he voluntarily expressed gratitude for the change wrought in him by his study of Christian Science, saying that he was going away with renewed life and courage, and although he had been helped physically, he had gained in these few weeks that which was infinitely more to him than physical healing. He ended with the words, "I have the deepest love and reverence for Mrs. Eddy."

This is but one proof that the Reading Rooms are fulfilling the healing and educational mission for which they were established by you.

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