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

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the Scriptures that fell into his hands.  He replied to his
wife, who urged him to come out and confess his faith,
"It is wise to count the cost of becoming a true
Christian."  She answered him, "It is wiser to count the cost
of not becoming a true Christian."  So, whatever we meet
that is hard in the Christian warfare we must count as
nothing, and must think instead, of our poverty and helplessness
without this understanding, and count ourselves
always as debtors to Christ, Truth.
   Among the gifts of my students, this of yours is one
of the most beautiful and the most costly, because you
have signed your names.  I felt the weight of this yesterday,
but it came to me more clearly this morning when
I realized what a responsibility you assume when subscribing
to Christian Science.  But, whatever may come
to you, remember the words of Solomon, "Though hand
join in hand, the wicked shall not go unpunished:  but
the seed of the righteous shall be delivered."
   You will need, in future, practice more than theory.

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You are going out to demonstrate a living faith, a true
sense of the infinite good, a sense that does not limit God,
but brings to human view an enlarged sense of Deity.
Remember, it is personality, and the sense of personality
in God or in man, that limits man.

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