Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Who shall be greatest?  Referring to John the Baptist,
of whom he said none greater had been born of women,
our Master declared: "He that is least in the kingdom of
heaven is greater than he."  That is, he that hath the
kingdom of heaven, the reign of holiness, in the least in his
heart, shall be greatest.
   Who shall inherit the earth?  The meek, who sit at the
feet of Truth, bathing the human understanding with
tears of repentance and washing it clean from the taints of
self-righteousness, hypocrisy, envy, - they shall inherit
the earth, for "wisdom is justified of her children."
   "Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?  He that walketh
uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the
truth in his heart."
   Who shall be called to Pleasant View?  He who strives,
and attains; who has the divine presumption to say: "For
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that
he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day" (St. Paul).  It goes without saying that
such a one was never called to Pleasant View for penance

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or for reformation; and I call none but genuine Christian
Scientists, unless I mistake their calling.  No mesmerist
nor disloyal Christian Scientist is fit to come hither.  I
have no use for such, and there cannot be found at Pleasant
View one of this sort.  "For all that do these things are
an abomination unto the Lord:  and because of these
abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from
before thee."  (Deuteronomy 18:12.)
   It is true that loyal Christian Scientists, called to the
home of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science,
can acquire in one year the Science that otherwise might
cost them a half century.  But this should not be the
incentive for going thither.  Better far that Christian
Scientists go to help their helper, and thus lose all selfishness,
as she has lost it, and thereby help themselves and
the whole world, as she has done, according to this saying
of Christ Jesus: "And whosoever doth not bear his cross,
and come after me, cannot be my disciple."

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