"MOTHER"

It was my privilege not long ago to loan a few Christian Science Journals, and when they were brought back this familiar criticism was reiterated: "You Christian Scientists worship Mrs. Eddy, for you call her 'Mother,' spelling it with a capital letter, thus placing her next to God." Did this cry originate in what we so proudly term the "Cradle of Liberty"? I know not, but were it smothered there with love, it could not seem to have such a great echo.

From our earliest recollection we have heard George Washington called "Father of his country," but never have I known it to be hinted that we worshiped him or placed him next to God. That loyal, worthy compliment surely grew out of the appreciation of his courage, wisdom, honor, and self-denial. But it took the courage and meekness of a woman to discover, maintain and protect a Cause, which Jesus promised us should be revealed; a Science which proves his very words. "But the Comforter . . . shall teach you all things."

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