Mary Baker Eddy was a remarkable woman, one of...

Morning Star

Mary Baker Eddy was a remarkable woman, one of the greatest the world has ever known. The daughter of plain New England parents, who were deeply religious and who bequeathed their stern religious views to her, she became the founder of a sect which in this country is estimated to have a membership of a million. This great following was built up within little more than three decades. Its corner-stone was "heal the sick," and that millions were healed is not gainsaid. She founded her faith on the Bible, on the teachings of the "great healer."

She knew the Bible as few knew it, indeed to her its meanings and teachings were as sure and understandable as the alphabet. From cover to cover it contained no doubt and not a line bore a misgiving. It was inspired and stood for the betterment of mankind. It not only healed the mind but the body. It was a sheet anchor, and clinging to it meant physical and spiritual safety. These were her teachings, and whether we believe in them or not, we must admit that she did measureless good. That she was actuated by good purposes and sought the ennoblement of her fellows cannot be denied.

January 21, 1911
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