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Another experience along this same line occurred while I was with our Leader in the summer. The Mayor of Concord sent Mrs. Eddy a quantity of fine strawberries. They were the finest strawberries I had ever seen before or since. Every one was just perfect, and they made a beautiful picture when they arrived at the house. Mrs. Sargent told Mrs. Eddy about them and wanted to show them to her, but she wasn’t interested to see them, and declined to have any. Consequently, that noon the cook served the household a wonderful strawberry shortcake. That afternoon someone told Mrs. Eddy about it, and she called the household together at once. She seemed very concerned and asked earnestly, “How many of you ate of those strawberries?” We all answered that we had. “Could you not see what the enemy is trying to accomplish? Now you are all touched with the animal magnetism trying to reach this house! Now turn your thoughts away and let me handle the work myself and alone from now till sunset, while you all correct your own thinking!”  Mary Baker Eddy

(Chanfrau, Henrietta, Reminiscences of Mary Baker Eddy, p.6)

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Corrections made in the Daily Prayer by Mary Baker Eddy in the 45th edition of the Church Manual: “and may Thy Word enrich the affections and govern mankind; save me from hurting anyone or harming myself.”  Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, Gilbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.119)

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Beloved brethren:  My heart greets you with Christmas joy. Continue, fellow-worshippers, vigilant in that whereto God calleth thee.  Unity imparts the spirit of the trinity.  Opinions of men are not substitutes for Science.  Be patient with misjudgment.  Christ, Truth, overcometh error.  Today is tomorrow understood.  Love maketh right prosperous.  Pure hearts and clean hands upbuild the Cause and Church of Christ, Scientist.  Have one God, live in conformity therewith, obedient thereto, governed thereby.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.282)

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There are no hindrances, interruptions, personalities, conditions or circumstances that can make inactive or sus­pend the law of Spirit. I cannot be mesmerized to doubt the power of Truth over this and every other error. I know that I have confidence in all my treatments; I know how to handle all error and handle it instantly. All that I need to know in handling error is revealed to me, for it is God who handles the case, and it is God who gives all right ideas.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, Gilbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.119)

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One of the most interesting experiences I had along this line with our Leader happened at Pleasant View. We were talking one day about food, and Mrs. Eddy expressed a wish to have some old fashioned spoon bread. I said nothing at the time, but next morning, with the permission of her cook, I made her some spoon bread as a surprise for her. She had it with her dinner, and was delighted with it. She sent for me and was very appreciative of what I had done. Naturally, I was pleased, having the feeling I had given her some little pleasure. But the following morning, she called me to her very early, and said, “My child, you did your Mother a great service yesterday, but today you must handle theosophy as though your life depended on it, for it does!”  Mary Baker Eddy

(Chanfrau, Henrietta, Reminiscences of Mary Baker Eddy, p.6)

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When Mr. Dickey was telling our Leader of Mrs. Dickey’s healing work in Kansas City (she was there and he was at the home), she said that she wanted to tell him something and said that she could not give it out and cautioned him not even to tell Mrs. Dickey until he thought she was ready for it. She said, ‘When any practitioner puts Science and Health in a patient’s hands, it is Science and Health that does the healing.’ She said she hadn’t attained one millionth of what the book calls for. ‘It is wonderful and covers eternity,’ she said.   Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.252)