From Mary Baker Eddy, Her Spiritual Footsteps by Gilbert Carpenter
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Mrs. Eddy’s Thought Embraced Everything in Her Experience
At one time, I felt led to send our Leader a beautiful otter robe to use during her daily drive. She was pleased with it and characterized it to me as “warmth without weight.” I speak of it, because her letter of thanks which follows, shows how her spiritual thought embraced everything in her experience, and gave it a divine significance as symbolic of God. Thus does she set the standard for every one of her followers, in fulfilling the statement in Science and Health, page 269, “Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.”
Concord, N. H., Dec. 6, 1903
Mr. Carpenter, C.S.B.
Each day when sitting under the warmth of the fine fur robe you gave me I say, what a nice thing it is, would that the good giver of it knew how comfortable it makes me and I will write it to him. This is my thanks to such a soul as thine who loves to do good. God bless you with the heavenly robe of righteousness and its sweet rewards.
Mary Baker Eddy