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I was with Mrs. Eddy and in correspondence with her during the time of the attacks in the press, especially in the New York papers. She never complained about the misrepresentations where she was concerned, and her forbearance and forgiveness was a miracle to see. But her only concern was with the Cause. That concern was real and earnest, and she never allowed us to forget our responsibilities in that direction for a moment. But one night someone brought a copy of the newspaper from the Concord station. It was a late paper, and contained a perfectly awful attack on Mrs. Eddy by a New York publisher. The students were roused to see the way their dear Leader was vilified in print. Mrs. Sargent began to cry bitterly when she saw it. But just at that moment, Mrs. Eddy’s maid came and told her Mother wanted to see her. Mrs. Sargent went up to Mrs. Eddy’s room (our Leader had already retired for the night.) Afterward she told us that Mrs. Eddy, upon seeing her tear-stained face, detected the cause of the trouble at once. She said, “Have they finally reached you too, dear?” And Mrs. Sargent could hold back the tears no longer, because of the love Mrs. Eddy expressed for her. Then Mrs. Eddy handled the error right then and there. When Mrs. Sargent returned to us, she carried a slip of paper with these words on it in Mrs. Eddy’s handwriting: “To my Household. Dearest Students. Grieve not! Rise and handle the serpent – remove its fangs by removing the desire to attack. Truth prevails. Mind is All. Love is with you. Mother.”  Mary Baker Eddy

(Chanfrau, Henrietta, Reminiscences of Mary Baker Eddy, p.8)

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Lydia Hall’s father was jealous of Mrs. Eddy because Lydia preferred to live with her Leader rather than stay at home with him. When he died and Lydia went home, she suffered greatly. Mrs. Eddy later told her it was the sense of jealousy that had not been met, and which was still present to be met, even though the father had passed on. She should have gone to work right then and there to know that the good would neutralize it and destroy it.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.255)

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Meet discord and death with the opposite Truth of being, and it wakens, in part, from the dream of Life, to the realization of Life whereby we learn all discord is illusion. We say sickness is something to be feared; but this belief regarding it is what does the harm. Disease must be admitted in mind before it appears as matter; for body manifests only what mind embraces, whether it be fever, consumption, or theft. The doctor tells his patients their symptoms are feverish, and they vibrate between this opinion and its belief, until the physician says the fever is established; then the sick are confirmed, and go into confinement and serve out this mental sentence executing the body, more surely than the sentences of our courts.   (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st, ed., p.400)

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The time approaches when mind alone will adjust joints, and broken bones, (if such things were possible then), but in the present infancy of this Truth so new to the world, let us act consistent with its small foothold on the mind. We greatly mistake the nature of being to conclude that which is real, is inharmonious or mortal. Sickness is not real, from the very fact it is discord and mortality, and these, errors and beliefs, things of sense that constitute the dream of Life in matter, but have no reality to God, the Soul of man.   (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.400)

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     Mrs. Eddy once wrote, “The Christ is the manifestation of Truth and this Truth came not to destroy but to fulfill the law of Life and to perfectly realize all of its manifestations.  It is reported that Jesus said on one occasion. ‘These things ought ye to have done and not to leave the others undone.’ The healer in Christian Science carries two lines of thought: first the approximation to the truth, and second, the final truth.  He argues for all the manifestations of health of body.  At the same time he argues that man is God’s own image and likeness. In the words of St. John, ‘Now are we the sons of God’.  The healer does not discourage the thought by trying to make that appear first, which is not the beginning but the end of the desired result. The full consummation of Life, Truth and Love is not reached at once, but through the footsteps as did the apostle.  When we have reached divine understanding, through these footsteps, we shall then know ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life.’  Then we shall find ourselves the image and likeness of divine Love – the child of God, the offspring of Spirit – never born of the flesh nor of the will of man, but co-existent with the eternal and infinite God.”   Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, 500 Watching Points, #55)