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Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080], Page 37

MR No. 1007—Working Harmoniously with Others to Teach and Apply the Principles of Health Reform, Especially in Health-Care Institutions

I have just written a letter to Brother and Sister Burden, a portion of which will be sent tomorrow. This letter to them is as much for yourselves as for them.

I have seen expressed in writing the idea that if you two families cannot be agreed upon some points in connection with the diet question, the only alternative is separation, for you believe that under such circumstances you could not work together. I felt sorry to see this statement. I understand the situation. God desires you to unite in working for men and women of varied minds—for infidels and for church members of all denominations. This is a field in which you both can work to advantage, but you fear that a difference of opinion on a few minor matters is sufficient cause for you to break up your cooperative influence. If you could know how sad this makes my heart you would begin to make a somewhat closer investigation of yourselves than you have made.

There is nothing that bears comparison with the aim and purpose of Christian instrumentalities laboring for the salvation of souls. At the

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