For a group of persons of one religious denomination to...

For a group of persons of one religious denomination to invite a representative of another denomination to address them as you have done would have been almost without precedent a comparatively few years ago, but at present your invitation appears normal and natural; and this meeting is in line with a considerable number of similar meetings held in various places throughout the United States and in England. The growth in the number of such meetings must point, indeed, to an increasing appreciation of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.

It has been said that Mrs. Eddy is the greatest woman religionist of all times. Surely, then, all thinking people should have some acquaintance with the facts concerning her life. So much has been said about Mrs. Eddy which is not true that I feel I may be forgiven if I point out that a knowledge of and an appreciation of her life and works is not to be gained by a cursory perusal of any statement one may find about her, even if such a statement appears to be carefully prepared and carries references to other publications. Mrs. Eddy wrote an autobiography entitled "Retrospection and Introspection." This is a short book and certainly should be considered by anyone seeking to learn the facts regarding Mrs. Eddy's life.

John Alexander Bluntach wrote in his book entitled "And the Last Shall Be First": "Mary Baker Eddy, in my opinion, was with one exception, the most vital and most needed mentality that ever came into this world, and by whose presence mankind have been most blessed, since and before the Christian era."

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January 14, 1933

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