Message To The Mother Church

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5      Beloved Brethren:—People coming from a distance
         expecting to hear me speak in The Mother Church,
         are frequently disappointed. To avoid this, I may here-
         after notify the Directors when I shall be present to
         address this congregation, and the Clerk of the church
10    can inform correspondents. Your dual and impersonal
         pastor, the Bible, and “Science and Health with Key to
         the Scriptures,” is with you; and the Life these give, the
         Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is
         the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth
15    them “beside the still waters.” By any personal pres-
         ence, or word of mine, your thought must not be diverted
         or diverged, your senses satisfied, or self be justified.

         Therefore, beloved, my often-coming is unnecessary;
         for, though I be present or absent, it is God that feed-
20    eth the hungry heart, that giveth grace for grace, that
         healeth the sick and cleanseth the sinner. For this
         consummation He hath given you Christian Science,
         and my past poor labors and love. He hath shown you
         the amplitude of His mercy, the justice of His judgment,
25    the omnipotence of His love; and this, to compensate
         your zealous affection for seeking good, and for labor-
         ing in its widening grooves from the infinitesimal to the

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