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Last June a contributor to the Reconstruction and Furnishing Fund, one who has been close to all of the enterprises of the past five years, wrote The Christian Science Board of Directors:

"I find that some visitors, whose sense of the sacrifice they made in contributing to the new Publishing House is considerable, do not derive the joy they are entitled to upon seeing the great building and plant. Mortal mind says to them, apparently, that the Publishing House is larger or grander than the immediate necessity, and they are downcast instead of uplifted. Self-pity creeps in where there should be triumphant gratitude.

"This seems so plainly sacrifice being robbed of its due reward. Our people, through their love and gratitude and sacrifice, have put an adequate instrument in the hand of the Cause, but not all the givers have developed a receptivity that enables them to take in the blessing their faithfulness has earned. I am impressed with the fact that both work and warning are necessary in order fully to open the eyes of the Field to the fullness of the good their devotion has accomplished.

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Among the Churches
August 31, 1935

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