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From the February 1884 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Mary Baker Eddy has been verified as the author by The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 235:26-236:29

Who that has tried to follow that divine precept, "As ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so," but has suffered from the situation, when human passions in their reaction have accorded that individual the very opposite of her motives. We have been made the repository of little else than the troubles and indiscretions of other people, since laboring to uplift the race physically and morally, but have shrunk above all things from any interference with family difficulties.