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Insubordination to the law of Love even in the least, or strict obedience thereto, tests and discriminates be-

24tween the real and the unreal Scientist. Justice, a prominent statute in the divine law, demands of all trespassers upon the sparse individual rights which one

27justly reserves to one's self, — Would you consent that others should tear up your landmarks, manipulate your students, nullify or reverse your rules, countermand

30your orders, steal your possessions, and escape the penalty therefor? No! "Therefore all things what- soever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even

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1so to them." The professors of Christian Science must take off their shoes at our altars; they must unclasp

3the material sense of things at the very threshold of Christian Science: they must obey implicitly each and every injunction of the divine Principle of life's long

6problem, or repeat their work in tears. In the words of St. Paul, "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield your- selves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye

9obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"

Beloved students, loyal laborers are ye that have wrought

12valiantly, and achieved great guerdons in the vineyard of our Lord; but a mighty victory is yet to be won, a great freedom for the race; and Christian success is

15under arms, — with armor on, not laid down. Let us rejoice, however, that the clarion call of peace will at length be heard above the din of battle, and come more

18sweetly to our ear than sound of vintage bells to villagers on the Rhine.

I recommend that this Association hereafter meet tri-

21ennially: many of its members reside a long distance from Massachusetts, and they are members of The Mother Church who would love to be with you on Sunday, and

24once in three years is perhaps as often as they can afford to be away from their own fields of labor.

COMMUNION ADDRESS, JANUARY, 1896

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