156 Miscellaneous Writings
1in behalf of a suffering race, they would contribute oftener to the pages of this swift vehicle of scientific thought;
3for it reaches a vast number of earnest readers, and seek- ers after Truth.
MARY BAKER EDDY
Beloved Christian Scientists: — Please send in your contributions as usual to our Journal. All is well at head-
9quarters, and when the mist shall melt away you will see clearly the signs of Truth and the heaven of Love within your hearts. Let the reign of peace and harmony be
12supreme and forever yours.
I proposed to merge the adjourned meeting in the one held at Chicago, because I saw no advantage, but great
15disadvantage, in one student's opinions or modus oper- andi becoming the basis for others: read "Retrospection" on this subject. Science is absolute, and best under-
18stood through the study of my works and the daily Chris- tian demonstration thereof. It is their materiality that clogs the progress of students, and "this kind goeth not
21forth but by prayer and fasting." It is materialism through which the animal magnetizer preys, and in turn becomes a prey. Spirituality is the basis of all true thought and
24volition. Assembling themselves together, and listening to each other amicably, or contentiously, is no aid to students in acquiring solid Christian Science. Experi-
27ence and, above all, obedience, are the aids and tests of growth and understanding in this direction.
30MARY B. G. EDDY
TO A STUDENT
My Dear Student: — It is a great thing to be found
3worthy to suffer for Christ, Truth. Paul said, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him." Reign then, my beloved in the Lord. He that marketh the sparrow's fall
6will direct thy way.
I have written, or caused my secretary to write, to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Toronto, Canada (you will find their