Accession: L04074
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, August, 1878
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: August, 1878 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
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L04074
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My dear Student,

Your letter received and I answer as soon as I possibly can.

The case you referred As Written: refered to I have forgotten in its particulars but I will name the rules for any case. Get her strongest fear, find it out by some means, and direct all your fire to that until you beat it down. You can master it. The only trouble with you is these so called material conditions are too real to you.

Rem'berEditorial Note: Remember that sight is only an admission; it is only this ― "I see;" remember that a loss of sight is only "I do not see" ― it is only what mortal mind says about it. Now bend this mind to admit what you say is true ― and you contend as staughtly and believe it as strongly that they do see and you have got the case. You must first conquer your own doubt and then you can conquer their fear. Make it real to yourself that they are perfect in all the faculties and that the eye cannot help them or hinder them from seeing. If a patient fears anything make them meet that fear ― and do just what they feared to do.

Never allow yourself to think anything material can hurt them or help them; watch yourself here. Remmber all is Mind there is no matter Do not allow yourself to get to thinking of a lie, of a material condition as a reality

If you believe the lie it will be difficult to make them disbelieve it. Say she can see and and believe it yourself, cast the beam out of your own eyeMatt 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Luke 6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye. . C. has not decided the case, Won’t As Written: Wont you help scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science?

Lovingly
M B G E
L04074
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My dear Student,

Your letter received and I answer as soon as I possibly can.

The case you refered Corrected: referred to I have forgotten in its particulars but I will name the rules for any case. Get her strongest fear, find it out by some means, and direct all your fire to that until you beat it down. You can master it. The only trouble with you is these so called material conditions are too real to you.

Rem'berEditorial Note: Remember that sight is only an admission; it is only this ― "I see;" remember that a loss of sight is only "I do not see" ― it is only what mortal mind says about it. Now bend this mind to admit what you say is true ― and you contend as staughtly and believe it as strongly that they do see and you have got the case. You must first conquer your own doubt and then you can conquer their fear. Make it real to yourself that they are perfect in all the faculties and that the eye cannot help them or hinder them from seeing. If a patient fears anything make them meet that fear ― and do just what they feared to do.

Never allow yourself to think anything material can hurt them or help them; watch yourself here. Remmber all is Mind there is no matter Do not allow yourself to get to thinking of a lie, of a material condition as a reality

If you believe the lie it will be difficult to make them disbelieve it. Say she can see and and believe it yourself, cast the beam out of your own eyeMatt 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Luke 6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye. . C. has not decided the case, Wont Corrected: Won’t you help scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science?

Lovingly
M B G E