I do not agree with some of Mrs. Eddy's conclusions in...

Bellingham (Wash.) Herald

I do not agree with some of Mrs. Eddy's conclusions in metaphysics, yet I firmly believe that thousands upon thousands of weary, fearful, and discouraged men and women have been led into a purer and healthier life through her teachings. I honor her as I honor few women.

I have known personally those who were saved from fear, sin, and disease through her ministrations. I think that Christian Scientists do not know their limitations, but who of us can see our own limitations? I find Christian Scientists a gentle, cheerful, upright people. I have seen this strange teaching—call it by any name you please—transform lives so completely as to make them seem like other people. Will the ministerial critic condemn teachers who feed his flock what he cannot feed them?

I know there are people in this city whose spiritual and soul hunger I cannot feed. I am anxious that some other teacher should feed them. There are people in my own congregation who could get so much from the Christian Scientists if they would. I have received inspirations and blessings from their teachings. In a crude way they have applied Christianity to the concrete, every-day life and the crudity is disappearing. As ministers we have been visionary and "other-worldly" too long, and if we don't give the people some practical and every-day help the Christian Scientists, will, and God bless them for it.

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