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37. A Missionary's Zeal

Addressing a gathering of Christian missionaries at Y.W.C.A. at Calcutta on 28th July 1925, Gandhiji recounted his association with Christians both in London and South Africa. He said :

"There was even a time in my life when a very sincere and intimate friend of mine, a great and good Quaker, had designs on me (Laughter). He thought I was too good not to be a Christian. I was sorry to have disap­pointed him. One missionary friend of mine in South Africa still writes to me and asks me : 'How is it with you?' I have always told this friend that so far as I know it is all well with me."