Mrs. Eddy writes in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany"...

Mrs. Eddy writes in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 164), "What is gratitude but a powerful camera obscura, a thing focusing light where love, memory, and all within the human heart is present to manifest light."

Christian Science, in which I was brought up, has blessed me always, but I am especially grateful for its sustaining, protective power during World War II. My husband, a naval officer, was sent to the Pacific area a few months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shortly after hostilities commenced, his plane was shot down, and he was made a prisoner of war in Japan. I did not see him for over four years.

It was a time for proving many of the truths I had often declared and for much purification of thought. The ninety-first, twenty-third, and one hundred and twenty-first Psalms were my daily companions. Mrs. Eddy's letter on pages 150 and 151 of "Miscellaneous Writings," beginning, "Space is no separator of hearts," was prayerfully studied many times.

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Mrs. Eddy Mentioned Them
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), 1835-1910
August 11, 1956

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