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LOYAL CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS

21Pen can never portray the satisfaction that you afforded me at the grand meeting in Chicago of the National Chris- tian Scientist Association in 1888. Your public and

24private expressions of love and loyalty were very touch- ing. They moved me to speechless thanks.

Chicago is the wonder of the western hemisphere. The

27Palmer House, where we stopped, is magnificent and orderly. The servants are well-mannered, and the fare is appetizing. The floral offerings sent to my apartments

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1were superb, especially the large book of rare flowers, and the crescent with a star.

3The reception in the spacious rooms of the Palmer House, like all else, was purely Western in its cordiality and largeness. I did not hold interviews with all with

6whom I desired to, solely because so many people and circumstances demanded my attention that my person- ality was not big enough to fill the order; but rest as-

9sured my heart's desire met the demand.

My students, our delegates, about one thousand Chris- tian Scientists, active, earnest, and loyal, formed a goodly

12assemblage for the third convention of our National As- sociation, — an assemblage found waiting and watching for the full coming of our Lord and Christ.

16In Christian Science the midnight hour will always be the bridal hour, until "no night is there." The wise will have their lamps aglow, and light will illumine the

18darkness.

Out of the gloom comes the glory of our Lord, and His divine Love is found in affliction. When a false

21sense suffers, the true sense comes out, and the bride- groom appears. We are then wedded to a purer, higher affection and ideal.

24I pray that all my students shall have their lamps trimmed and burning at the noon of night, that not one of them be found borrowing oil, and seeking light from

27matter instead of Spirit, or at work erroneously, thus shutting out spiritual light. Such an error and loss will be quickly learned when the door is shut. Error giveth

30no light, and it closes the door on itself.

In the dark hours, wise Christian Scientists stand firmer than ever in their allegiance to God. Wisdom

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