On page 81 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy makes a statement which is of great encouragement to a Christian Scientist believing himself to be solitary. She says, "Every individual character, like the individual John the Baptist, at some date must cry in the desert of earthly joy; and his voice be heard divinely and humanly." And she continues, "In the desolation of human understanding, divine Love hears and answers the human call for help; and the voice of Truth utters the divine verities of being which deliver mortals out of the depths of ignorance and vice."

At a time when she believed herself to be solitary, the writer was exhorted to remember not only that God was always with her and thus she could never be separated from His presence, but that all the workers in the Christian Science movement were supporting and strengthening their fellow members, including herself, through their daily and impersonal affirmations of the truth of being. This did not mean she, or any other student, was receiving Christian Science treatment, unless such treatment was requested, but it did mean that the affirmations of man's perfect selfhood as God's reflection by all faithful workers were at that instant blessing her as well as all others who were in need of support and whose thought was open to receive the blessing.

She herself had sought to learn how to work intelligently for the world and to claim with joyful certainty that in spite of apparent dissension among nations and individuals God's will alone was being done and the kingdom of heaven, the reign of harmony, was therefore a present fact. Now she could claim her share in the impersonal work done for all by her fellow Scientists. She had striven to know that Christian Science heals quickly and permanently not only solitariness but any inharmonious condition, whether of a physical, mental, or financial nature, and that no treatment given had ever failed to bear fruit. Now she could rest in the assurance that all over the world students of Christian Science were affirming hourly, with scientific certainty, that Christian Science properly applied never fails to heal.

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August 30, 1952

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