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3tude and love unite more honestly in uttering the word thanks, than ours at this season. But a mother's love behind words has no language; it may give no material

6token, but lives steadily on, through time and circum- stance, as part and paramount portion of her being.

Thus may our lives flow on in the same sweet rhythm

9of head and heart, till they meet and mingle in bliss super- nal. There is a special joy in knowing that one is gaining constantly in the knowledge of Truth and divine Love.

12Your progress, the past year, has been marked. It satis- fies my present hope. Of this we rest assured, that every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger and firmer in

15understanding and obedience.

Lovingly yours,

MARY BAKER G. EDDY

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CHAPTER VI — SERMONS

A CHRISTMAS SERMON

DELIVERED IN CHICKERING HALL, BOSTON, MASS., ON THE

SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 1888

SUBJECT: The Corporeal and Incorporeal Saviour

TEXT: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the

6government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. — ISAIAH ix. 6.

9TO the senses, Jesus was the son of man: in Science, man is the son of God. The material senses could not cognize the Christ, or Son of God: it was Jesus'

12approximation to this state of being that made him the Christ-Jesus, the Godlike, the anointed.

The prophet whose words we have chosen for our

15text, prophesied the appearing of this dual nature, as both human and divinely endowed, the personal and the impersonal Jesus.

18The only record of our Master as a public benefactor, or personal Saviour, opens when he was thirty years of age; owing in part, perhaps, to the Jewish law that none

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