From a letter forwarded by a student in the West, we quote the following:
"Science has never had a brighter prospect in our city than it has now. 'There is a general interest being felt, and our numbers are increasing from week to week....It grieves me to see my mistakes of the past year; to think that the leaven of the pharisees should have entered our thought and caused us to judge as we did—instead of covering with a mantle of charity each fault we saw, or thought we saw. We saw error instead of Truth. We lost sight of our true Being and went groping in the dark, until Principle in its turnings and over-turnings, has brought our own sins to consciousness through pangs which are unspeakable, I assure you. I write this because I have been instrumental in condemning. I wish to correct my own errors as far is possible... Our dear Teacher would have saved us all this suffering which we have passed through: but we did not understand her then as we are beginning to now. How comforting to know that when we turn to God, He is ready to receive us; for He is Love, and knows nothing but Himself."
This letter speaks volumes! It tells of growth not merely, but the vital cause of it. Jealousy and suspicion, the near of kin in the odious line of personality, had crept in to poison thought and prevent growth. Now that the error in the critics themselves is discovered and destroyed, behold! there is nothing to do but to grow, individually, and thus attract others to join us.