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

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   Beloved Brethren: - People coming from a distance
expecting to hear me speak in The Mother Church,
are frequently disappointed.  To avoid this, I may hereafter
notify the Directors when I shall be present to
address this congregation, and the Clerk of the church
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
them "beside the still waters."  By any personal presence,
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 feedeth
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,
the omnipotence of His love; and this, to compensate
your zealous affection for seeking good, and for laboring
in its widening grooves from the infinitesimal to the

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