A LETTER AND ITS REPLY

A letter in this article was later republished in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: My. 142:7-143:7

Boston, Mass., June 22, 1908.

Beloved Leader:—I am glad to hear that the stated Communion season in The Mother Church is abolished. The new By-law reminds me of the By-law on Easter observances, and especially your beautiful and impressive words, "Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years." The abolition of the formal and stated Communion point us toward the spiritual and unceasing Communion.

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Sincerely yours,
Clifford P. Smith.

Mrs. Eddy's Reply.

Box G, Brookline, Mass., June 24, 1908.

Judge Clifford P. Smith, LL.B., C.S.B.,
First Reader, Mother Church, Boston, Mass.

Beloved Christian Scientist:—Accept my thanks for your approval of abolishing the Communion season of The Mother Church. I sought God's guidance in doing it, but the most important events are criticised.

The Mother Church Communion season was literally a Communion of branch church communicants which might in time lose its sacredness and merge into a meeting for greetings. My beloved brethren may some time learn this and rejoice with me, as they so often have done over a step higher in their passage from sense to Soul.

Most truly yours,
Mary Baker G. Eddy.

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