(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

COMMUNION, JANUARY 2, 1898
page 612


of the finest localities in the city, - a reading-room and
nine other rooms in the same building.  "Tell it not in
Gath"!  I had the property bought by the courtesy of
another person to be rid of the care and responsibility of
purchasing it, and furnished him the money to pay for it.
The original cost of the estate was fourteen thousand
dollars.  With the repairs and other necessary expenses
the amount is now about twenty thousand dollars.  Ere
long I will see you in this hall, Deo volente; but my outdoor
accommodations at Pleasant View are bigger than
the indoor.  My little hall, which holds a trifle over two
hundred people, is less sufficient to receive a church of ten
thousand members than were the "five loaves and two
fishes" to feed the multitude; but the true Christian
Scientist is not frightened at miracles, and ofttimes small
beginnings have large endings.
   Seeing that we have to attain to the ministry of righteousness
in all things, we must not overlook small things
in goodness or in badness, for "trifles make perfection,"
and "the little foxes . . . spoil the vines."
   As a peculiar people whose God is All-in-all, let us say
with St. Paul: "We faint not; but have renounced the


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hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness,
nor handling the word of God deceitfully;  but by manifestation
of the truth commending ourselves to every
man's conscience."



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