New York, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1906.

Beloved and Revered Leader:—As this Christmastide draws near, and I think upon other Christmas times I have known, a song of gratitude and praise arises to God, and to you His servant, who listened for His word, and beholding the Star, followed it to where the young child lay, and proclaimed the glad tidings of "on earth peace, good will toward men" to this age, as did the shepherds of old. Truly, "unto us a child is born," "not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." "and of his fulness have all we received." Words are inadequate to express the joy and peace which this discernment of the new birth has brought me; and the understanding in a measure of man as God's image. What it means to this world of mistaken beliefs only those know who have seen the faint far gleam. "God's glory is a wondrous thing." I have passed through deep waters of sickness and sin, but beholding the Star, I am made strong, and I "cling steadfastly to God and His idea;" and to His word to this age, as given to the children of men in your book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Thank God for this light, and for all the waymarks to aid us on our journey from "sense to Soul;" for all His faithful ones who are letting their light so shine before men that they may see their good works and glorify their Father which is in heaven.

Beloved Mother in Israel, may the light which came to your "spiritualized consciousness," which discerned this true origin of man, grow brighter and brighter, until no cloud appears. "And I, if I be lifted up, ... will draw all men unto me." "Hark, the herald angels sing, Glory to our newborn king."

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