Our Lesson-Sermon

In the year 1889 one of Mary Baker Eddy's Primary class students came to Boston from her home in the Middle West to study in a Normal class with our Leader. This student in later years became our friend, and while visiting in our home she related to us her experience at that time.

After the class was finished, she had an opportunity to talk with Mrs. Eddy about a serious difficulty that had been going on for some time with one of her children. Among other things, Mrs. Eddy told her that she must have patience, and when the student said that she had had patience for more than two years, Mrs. Eddy replied: "My dear, you don't know what patience is! I have been praying for many years for a pastor for my church—one who can preach the Word and not be swayed by the wiles of the devil. I have not had my answer yet, but I shall have it!"

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July 6, 1957

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