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12great was the company of those that published it."

God is good to Israel, — washed in the waters of Meribah, cleansed of the flesh, — good to His Israel

15encompassed not with pride, hatred, self-will, and self- justification; wherein violence covereth men as a gar- ment, and as captives are they enchained.

18Christian Scientists bring forth the fruits of Spirit, not flesh; and God giveth this "new name" to no man who honors Him not by positive proof of trust worthiness.

21May you be able to say, "I have not cleansed my heart in vain."

Sir Edwin Arnold, to whom I presented a copy of

24my first edition of  "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes: —

Peace on earth and Good-will!

27Souls that are gentle and still

Hear the first music of this

Far-off, infinite, Bliss!

30So may the God of peace be and abide with this church. Affectionately yours,

MARY BAKER EDDY

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TO FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, IN LAWRENCE

3Beloved Brethren: — The spreading branches of The Church of Christ, Scientist, are fast reaching out their broad shelter to the entire world. Your faith has not

6been without works, — and God's love for His flock is manifest in His care. He will dig about this little church, prune its encumbering branches, water it with the dews

9of heaven, enrich its roots, and enlarge its borders with divine Love. God only waits for man's worthiness to enhance the means and measure of His grace. You

12have already proof of the prosperity of His Zion. You sit beneath your own vine and fig-tree as the growth of spirituality — even that vine whereof our Father is

15husbandman.

It is the purpose of divine Love to resurrect the under- standing, and the kingdom of God, the reign of har-

18mony already within us. Through the word that is spoken unto you, are you made free. Abide in His word, and it shall abide in you; and the healing Christ will

21again be made manifest in the flesh — understood and glorified.

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