As one of those who have been brought from the depths of...

The Star

As one of those who have been brought from the depths of sin and despair through the loving ministrations of Christian Science, I wish to protest against the unjust and unwarranted, although somewhat thinly veiled, aspersion directed at Mrs. Eddy by a clergyman in his sermon published in a recent issue of The Star. Mrs. Eddy's life was one of rare unselfishness and loving service to humanity. Her true history is faithfully portrayed in her biography by Sibyl Wilbur, and I would respectfully refer our reverend critic to its pages.

That the opinion expressed by critic was not held by those having actual knowledge of Mrs. Eddy, is evidenced by the fact that when she removed her residence from Concord to a suburb of Boston, the city council of the New Hampshire capital adopted resolutions expressing regret at her departure. The governor of New Hampshire, in a recent public address in Boston, referred to Mrs. Eddy as "the Granite state's greatest woman," and said, "She has left the impression of her work not only on New England but on the entire world, and we are proud of her."

Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross Society, paid this tribute to the Leader of Christian Science: "Mrs. Eddy should have the respect, admiration, and love of the whole nation, for she is its greatest woman." Many other distinguished men and women have attested their high regard for Mrs. Eddy, and countless thousands of others have expressed profound gratitude for the good that has come to them through her gift to mankind.

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