Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Beloved Students: - My heart has many rooms: one
of these is sacred to the memory of my students.  Into
this upper chamber, where all things are pure and of
good report, - into this sanctuary of love, - I often
retreat, sit silently, and ponder.  In this chamber is
memory's wardrobe, where I deposit certain recollections
and rare grand collections once in each year.  This
is my Christmas storehouse.  Its goods commemorate,
- not so much the Bethlehem babe, as the man of God,
the risen Christ, and the adult Jesus.  Here I deposit
the gifts that my dear students offer at the shrine of
Christian Science, and to their lone Leader.  Here I talk
once a year, - and this is a bit of what I said in 1890:
"O glorious Truth!  O Mother Love! how has the sense
of Thy children grown to behold Thee! and how have
many weary wings sprung upward! and how has our
Model, Christ, been unveiled to us, and to the age!"
   I look at the rich devices in embroidery, silver, gold,
and jewels, - all gifts of Christian Scientists from all
parts of our nation, and some from abroad, - then almost

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marvel at the power and permanence of affection
under the regime of Christian Science!  Never did gratitude
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
token, but lives steadily on, through time and circumstance,
as part and paramount portion of her being.
   Thus may our lives flow on in the same sweet rhythm
of head and heart, till they meet and mingle in bliss
supernal.  There is a special joy in knowing that one is gaining
constantly in the knowledge of Truth and divine Love.
Your progress, the past year, has been marked.  It satisfies
my present hope.  Of this we rest assured, that every
trial of our faith in God makes us stronger and firmer in
understanding and obedience.
                                        Lovingly yours,
                                        MARY BAKER G. EDDY

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