I WISH to give expression to the gratitude I have felt for our Leader's Message, "Hear, O Israel," which was published in the Sentinel of Dec. 14. 1907. When I read it my heart was filled to overflowing with joy and peace, and I thought, "Thank God, death will never seem quite the same to me again!" Two days later I was crossing over to New York on a ferry crowded with Christmas shoppers. Just as we started out I heard some one say that a woman on board was dying, and men and women were hurrying out of the cabin to get away from the sad sight. There were calls on every side for a physician, for stimulants, and smelling salts. In all that crowd, strange to say, there was no material help; only great fear and confusion were manifested.

I knew it was my duty and privilege right then and there to prove that God is Life, and I silently declared that He fills all space, and that it is impossible for anything but life to be manifested where God is. To me that ferry-boat was illumined with the light of Love and Truth; I knew no shadow of doubt or fear. A gentleman sitting next to me kept saying, "Why does not some one get some whisky?" and after a little I began to realize that his question was addressed to me, so I turned to him and said, "The woman does not need any whisky." "She will die," he went on. "Have no fear," I answered; "she will not die, she will live." A gentleman had spread his fur-lined coat on the floor to lay her on, but as they bent over to lift her, she opened her eyes, looked up at them, and smiled, and in a few moments all saw that the danger was past.

July 18, 1908

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