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15Dr. Cullis; and, by the way, from Mrs. Eddy, also."

Because of the great demand upon my time, consisting in part of dictating answers through my secretary, or an-

18swering personally manifold letters and inquiries from all quarters, — having charge of a church, editing a maga- zine, teaching Christian Science, receiving calls, etc., — I

21find it inconvenient to accept your invitation to answer you through the medium of a newspaper; but, for infor- mation as to what I believe and teach, would refer you to

24the Holy Scriptures, to my various publications, and to my Christian students.

It was with a thrill of pleasure that I read in your arti-

27cle these words: "If we have in any way misrepresented either Dr. Cullis or Mrs. Eddy, we are sorry." Even the desire to be just is a vital spark of Christianity.   And those

30words inspire me with the hope that you wish to be just.

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1If this is so, you will not delay corrections of the statement you make at the close of your article, when referring to

3me, "the pantheistic and prayerless Mrs. Eddy, of Boston."

It would be difficult to build a sentence of so few words conveying ideas more opposite to the fact.

6In refutation of your statement that I am a pantheist, I request you to read my sermons and publications.

As to being "prayerless," I call your attention and

9deep consideration to the following Scripture, that voices my impressions of prayer: —

"When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites

12are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. . . . But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,

15and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."

18I hope I am not wrong in literally following the dictum of Jesus; and, were it not because of my desire to set you right on this question, I should feel a delicacy in mak-

21ing the following statement: —

Three times a day, I retire to seek the divine blessing on the sick and sorrowing, with my face toward the Jeru-

24salem of Love and Truth, in silent prayer to the Father which "seeth in secret," and with childlike confidence that He will reward "openly." In the midst of depressing care

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