Brockton, Mass., Feb. 17, 1910.

Dearly Beloved Leader:—May I take a few moments of your time to express to you my gratitude for the change in the explanatory note in the Quarterly? As I read the letter from the Publishing Society, announcing the change from "authorized by Christ" to "divinely authorized," I realized as never before "the power of the Word" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 398), as read from the Bible and our text-book at our services, and I prayed with my whole heart that I might be a clear channel for this "divinely authorized" word to reach the hungry ones who come to our services. If all Readers realize that every word read from the Bible and our text-book is "divinely authorized," much healing will follow. Upon my return from our meeting last night I received a call to help one who was seemingly in great pain. This morning the message was: "She fell asleep in a few minutes, and slept like a child." What we owe you for the knowledge that "my word ... shall not return unto me void," is beyond language to express.

May I take this opportunity to tell you that which I long denied,—how much I love you,—and to thank you because Christian Science has healed me physically, mentally, morally; has brought me from a life of chronic invalidism, infidelity, without faith in God or in man, into a life of health, usefulness, love for God and man, that can be found only in Christian Science. I rejoice to know that God, divine Love, is blessing you and blessing the world through your revelation of Christian Science. If this letter breathes a little of my love and gratitude, I shall be grateful.

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