(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

MRS. EDDY'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF APPOINTMENT AS FONDATEUR OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION
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MRS. EDDY'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF APPOINTMENTAS FONDATEUR OF THE ASSOCIATION FORINTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION



First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City,
  Mr. John D. Higgins, Clerk

   My Beloved Brethren: - Your appointment of me as
Fondateur of the Association for International Conciliation
is most gracious.
   To aid in this holy purpose is the leading impetus of
my life.  Many years have I prayed and labored for the
consummation of "on earth peace, good will toward
men."  May the fruits of said grand Association, pregnant
with peace, find their birthright in divine Science.
   Right thoughts and deeds are the sovereign remedies
for all earth's woe.  Sin is its own enemy.  Right has its
recompense, even though it be betrayed.  Wrong may be
a man's highest idea of right until his grasp of goodness
grows stronger.  It is always safe to be just.
   When pride, self, and human reason reign, injustice is
rampant.
   Individuals, as nations, unite harmoniously on the basis
of justice, and this is accomplished when self is lost in
Love - or God's own plan of salvation.  "To do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly" is the standard
of Christian Science.
   Human law is right only as it patterns the divine.
Consolation and peace are based on the enlightened sense
of God's government.
   Lured by fame, pride, or gold, success is dangerous,
but the choice of folly never fastens on the good

MY 284


or the great.  Because of my rediscovery of Christian
Science, and honest efforts (however meagre)
to help human purpose and peoples, you may have
accorded me more than is deserved, - but 'tis sweet
to be remembered.
                                        Lovingly yours,
                                        Mary Baker Eddy
                                        Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.,
                                        April 22, 1907


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