From Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy
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The assertion that I have said hard things about my
loyal students in Chicago, New York, or any other place,
20 is utterly false and groundless. I speak of them as I feel,
and I cannot find it in my heart not to love them. They
are essentially dear to me, who are toiling and achieving
success in unison with my own endeavors and prayers.
If I correct mistakes which may be made in teaching or
25 lecturing on Christian Science, this is in accordance with
my students’ desires, and thus we mutually aid each other,
and obey the Golden Rule.
The spirit of lies is abroad. Because Truth has spoken
aloud, error, running to and fro in the earth, is scream-
1 ing, to make itself heard above Truth’s voice. The
audible and inaudible wail of evil never harms Scientists,
steadfast in their consciousness of the nothingness of
wrong and the supremacy of right.
5 Our worst enemies are the best friends to our growth.
Charity students, for whom I have sacrificed the most
time,—those whose chief aim is to injure me,—have
caused me to exercise most patience. When they report
me as “hating those whom I do not love,” let them re-
10 member that there never was a time when I saw an op-
portunity really to help them and failed to improve it;
and this, too, when I knew they were secretly striving
to injure me.