The brief telegraphic announcement of the death of...

Fairbanks Daily Times

The brief telegraphic announcement of the death of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, will cause countless thousands to mourn. No woman ever lived who did more to strengthen faith and direct the footsteps of humanity toward the Master. Had Mrs. Eddy lived in the days when Jesus was on earth, she would have been a leader among the disciples, and like her Master would doubtless have been crucified. Living in later times, she has been crucified over and over again according to the modern method, which crucifies the spirit instead of the flesh. Openly reviled by the scoffers, she showed the same fortitude and forgiveness manifested by him, and like him, replied, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

The religion of Christian Science is so spiritual that many mortals are unable to follow it to all of its conclusions; but it is certain that all men can live and practise Christian Science in part, and they are benefited and uplifted in proportion as they are enabled to comprehend its Principle and apply it to the daily problems of life. Neither the Science nor the church will die with Mrs. Eddy, for it is founded on the rock. It may never become the universal religion, but it will go on and on, sustaining the faith and lifting millions of mortals up into a spiritual life that will benefit not only them but all mankind.

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