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"Having read your announcement of new prices for our periodicals in the current issue of the Sentinel, I beg to express to you my sincere gratitude for the privilege of having the Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, Monitor, Quarterly, and Der Herold at any price. For several years they have brought to me messages of joy and peace and are the channels for a constantly increasing spiritual understanding that is indeed Life itself. Through trying to be obedient to the countless inspirations that their messages contain, I am gaining a provable understanding of God's law and am learning that the sweetest thing on earth is to, in a measure, obey our Master's injunction to 'let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.' All are learning to glorify our Father—to know that divine Love is all-power, all-presence, all-knowledge, and I am very grateful!"

"I note your article 'New Prices for Our Periodicals' in the Christian Science Sentinel of June 2. I do not feel that it is an increased price for the periodicals, but only an increased opportunity to express our gratitude in a tangible way for what these periodicals have done and are doing for the world. It also gives us an opportunity to prove those words of our revered Leader on page 79 of Science and Health, 'Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us.' We cannot estimate the value of these periodicals in dollars and cents, for the good they are accomplishing cannot 'be valued with pure gold.' I am grateful for this opportunity to tell you something of what these papers mean to me, and I am sure I am only one of thousands whose gratitude for the privilege of receiving them is unbounded."

"The action taken in regard to the price of the literature will bring its own reward. At the time the price of the Sentinel was raised from three cents to five cents, the question was asked, 'Why did Mrs. Eddy do this?' The reply was, 'My dear, we never question anything our dear Leader may do.' This loving loyalty brought home a lesson to one who has since been striving for that loyal obedience in response to any message from the Publishing Society which knows the reason for taking this step is sufficient of itself. Please accept my gratitude—the sending out of this word is another proof of supply, consequently a blow to the belief of limitation."

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Among the Churches
July 14, 1917

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