The world has lost a remarkable woman in the passing...


The world has lost a remarkable woman in the passing on of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy. Not lost her entirely, however, for an individuality so pronounced as to gather nearly a million followers in a devotion which left no room for doubt of its sincerity, cannot vanish with the mere opening and closing of the gates which to so many of us separate the known from the unknown. Whatever the judgment as to the foundations on which she built, the general verdict of Mrs. Eddy's life must be a kindly one, for she taught helpfulness, sacrifice, and the inspiration that comes from one's own efforts; in brief, a very human doctrine of happiness. She possessed to a great degree brilliance of mind, temperamental strength, and poise. She found her way unerringly over many rough places and through deep shadows, and her light seemed to glow with greater radiance because of them. The responsibility of right thinking would seem a very approachable ground for mankind indeed, and this Mrs. Eddy has urged with a gentle insistence which undoubtedly has contributed much to the sum of the world's happiness. It is not easy to believe at this time that the church risen on her discovery will crumble; it is far easier to believe its faith is sufficiently established to safeguard it against all the failings of jealousy and ambition.

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