(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

ADDRESS AT ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 6, 1899
page 617


ADDRESS AT ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 6, 1899


   My Beloved Brethren: - I hope I shall not be found
disorderly, but I wish to say briefly that this meeting is
very joyous to me.  Where God is we can meet, and where
God is we can never part.  There is something suggestive
to me in this hour of the latter days of the nineteenth
century, fulfilling much of the divine law and the gospel.
The divine law has said to us: "Bring ye all the tithes into
the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house,
and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I
will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to
receive it."
   There is with us at this hour this great, great blessing;
and may I say with the consciousness of Mind that the

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fulfilment of divine Love in our lives is the demand of
this hour - the special demand.  We begin with the law
as just announced, "Prove me now herewith, . . . if I will
not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing," and we go to the Gospels, and there we hear:
"In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good
cheer; I have overcome the world."
   The Christian Scientist knows that spiritual faith and
understanding pass through the waters of Meribah here -
bitter waters; but he also knows they embark for infinity
and anchor in omnipotence.
   Oh, may this hour be prolific, and at this time and in
every heart may there come this benediction:  Thou hast
no longer to appeal to human strength, to strive with
agony; I am thy deliverer.  "Of His own will begat He us
with the word of truth."  Divine Love has strengthened
the hand and encouraged the heart of every member of this
large church.  Oh, may these rich blessings continue and
be increased!  Divine Love hath opened the gate Beautiful
to us, where we may see God and live, see good in
good, - God all, one, - one Mind and that divine; where
we may love our neighbor as ourselves, and bless our
enemies.
   Divine Love will also rebuke and destroy disease, and
destroy the belief of life in matter.  It will waken the
dreamer - the sinner, dreaming of pleasure in sin; the sick,
dreaming of suffering matter; the slothful, satisfied to
sleep and dream.  Divine Love is our only physician,
and never loses a case.  It binds up the broken-hearted;
heals the poor body, whose whole head is sick and whose
whole heart is faint; comforts such as mourn, wipes away
the unavailing, tired tear, brings back the wanderer to

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the Father's house in which are many mansions, many
welcomes, many pardons for the penitent.
   Ofttimes I think of this in the great light of the present,
the might and light of the present fulfilment.  So shall
all earth's children at last come to acknowledge God, and
be one; inhabit His holy hill, the God-crowned summit
of divine Science; the church militant rise to the church
triumphant, and Zion be glorified.



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