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    is the door, honesty the way, and spirituality the summit.

One morning when we were assembled at 8:30 in Mrs. Eddy’s study for the usual morning “conversation,” one of the household asked her what she thought of the attempt on the part of some Readers in our churches to impersonalize their reading by reading in a monotone. Monotone? she asked. What do you mean? Is it reading such as I once heard when my hymn “Feed My Sheep” was read without expression or emphasis in such a way that I did not recognize it? Is that what you call impersonal reading? Then one said, Won’t you read to us your hymn, Mother? At first she hesitated, then smiled, and taking up her book, she read aloud to us that wonderful hymn [Christian Science Hymnal, No. 304]. How I wish the radio had then been discovered and her reading of this hymn    

Mary Baker Eddy in her study with John Lathrop

Mary Baker Eddy in her study with John Lathrop

— PHOTO COURTESY THE MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY

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