Extract from a Letter
From Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, given by Mary Baker Eddy, pages 134
The churches and the students must be secondary to the example of Jesus and, if he was here personally, to his call upon his students, “Watch with me.” Had they watched with him one hour or one year, and so saved losing him, you can see where the history of Christianity would be today, and how many years it will take to recover that lost opportunity. Demonstration, healing the sick, and helping your Leader, is needed more than all things else at this date. Unspoken influences are mentally at work to keep you and all my students from doing either of these duties aforenamed.