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    Beloved Brethren: — Space is no separator of hearts. Spiritually, I am with all who are with Truth, and whose 12hearts to-day are repeating their joy that God dwelleth in the congregation of the faithful, and loveth the gates of Zion.

15    The outlook is cheering. We have already seen the salvation of many people by means of Christian Science. Chapels and churches are dotting the entire land. Con18venient houses and halls can now be obtained wherein, as whereout, Christian Scientists may worship the Father “in spirit and in truth,” as taught by our great Master.

21    “If God be for us, who can be against us?” If He be with us, the wayside is a sanctuary, and the desert a resting-place peopled with living witnesses of the fact 24that “God is Love.”

    God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect. Not more to one than 27to all, is God demonstrable as divine Life, Truth, and Love; and His people are they that reflect Him — that reflect Love. Again, this infinite Principle, with its uni30versal manifestation, is all that really is or can be; hence God is our Shepherd. He guards, guides, feeds, 151 151:1and folds the sheep of His pasture; and their ears are attuned to His call. In the words of the loving disciple, 3“My sheep hear my voice, . . . and they follow me; . . . neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

6    God is a consuming fire. He separates the dross from the gold, purifies the human character, through the furnace of affliction. Those who bear fruit He purgeth, 9that they may bear more fruit. Through the sacred law, He speaketh to the unfruitful in tones of Sinai: and, in the gospel, He saith of the barren fig-tree, “Cut it down; 12why cumbereth it the ground?”

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