30is never wasted. Mortal mind presents phases of charac- ter which need close attention and examination. The human heart, like a feather bed, needs often to be stirred,
1sometimes roughly, and given a variety of turns, else it grows hard and uncomfortable whereon to repose.
3The lessons of this so-called life in matter are too vast and varied to learn or to teach briefly; and especially within the limits of a letter. Therefore I close here,
6with the apostle's injunction: "Finally, brethren, what- soever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
9whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye
12have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you." With love, Mother, MARY BAKER G. EDDY
CHAPTER V — LETTERS
TO THE MOTHER CHURCH
MY BELOVED BRETHREN: — If a member of the church
3is inclined to be uncharitable, or to condemn his brother without cause, let him put his finger to his lips, and forgive others as he would be forgiven. One's first
6lesson is to learn one's self; having done this, one will naturally, through grace from God, forgive his brother and love his enemies. To avenge an imaginary or an actual
9wrong, is suicidal. The law of our God and the rule of our church is to tell thy brother his fault and thereby help him. If this rule fails in effect, then take the next Scrip-
12tural step: drop this member's name from the church, and thereafter "let the dead bury their dead," — let silence prevail over his remains.
15If a man is jealous, envious, or revengeful, he will seek occasion to balloon an atom of another man's indis- cretion, inflate it, and send it into the atmosphere of mortal