18demonstration of Christian Science. You can well afford to give me up, since you have in my last re- vised edition of Science and Health your teacher and
I recommend that the June session of this honorable body shall close your meetings for the summer; also, that
24hereafter you hold three sessions annually, convening once in four months; oftener is not requisite, and the members coming from a distance will be accommodated
27by this arrangement.
MARY B. G. EDDY
TO THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST ASSOCIATION
My Dear Students and Friends: — Accept my thanks
3for your card of invitation, your badge, and order of exer- cise, all of which are complete.
When I gave you a meagre reception in Boston at the
6close of the first convention of the National Christian Scientist Association, it was simply to give you the privi- lege, poor as it was, of speaking a few words aside to your
9teacher. I remember my regret, when, having asked in general assembly if you had any questions to propose, I received no reply. Since then you have doubtless realized
12that such opportunity might have been improved; but that time has passed.
I greatly rejoice over the growth of my students within
15the last few years. It was kind of you to part so gently with the protecting wings of the mother-bird, and to spread your own so bravely. Now, dear ones, if you take my
18advice again, you will do — what?
Even this: Disorganize the National Christian Scien- tist Association! and each one return to his place of
21labor, to work out individually and alone, for himself and for others, the sublime ends of human life.
To accomplish this, you must give much time to self-
24examination and correction; you must control appetite, passion, pride, envy, evil-speaking, resentment, and each one of the innumerable errors that worketh or maketh
27a lie. Then you can give to the world the benefit of all this, and heal and teach with increased confidence. My students can now organize their students into associa-
30tions, form churches, and hold these organizations of their