Doubtless the name of Mary Baker Eddy has graced the...

Mulford (Ore.) Sun

Doubtless the name of Mary Baker Eddy has graced the space of more printed pages than that of any woman of times ancient of modern. Such is not necessarily greatness, but it is somewhat indicative of the potentiality of the woman and of her place in the world of affairs. Regardless of our judgment of Mrs. Eddy and her teachings of Christian Science, she was and is the center of an epoch. Without attempting to express a judgment of the Christian Science faith, to say whether it is an' incident in an epoch or is the epoch, we are constrained to admit the benefits of this life and its works. It is not necessary to argue on the unreality of matter and the delusion of death to glean good from Christian Science teachings.

Be all these things as they may, there are many sane folk who have discovered that healthy minds and healthy bodies are usually concomitant, that cleanliness is godliness when it includes both the intellect and the physical being. These same folk have faith in the curative qualities of a laugh, they dispel their dyspepsia with giggles and take allopathic doses of joy as a prophylactic against the glooms. Scientists teach mental sanitation, clean thoughts, and clean deeds. They deny disease and then forget both the disease and the denial. They are too engrossed in the joy of mere living and loving and laughing to catch the measles or feel pains about the appendix. Their faith is one of the forward gaze, well epitomized in "at sunrise every soul is born again."

Whatever the judgment of the future may be, these teachings of health are secure. Clean thoughts, a happy frame of mind, the forward look, smiles and joy unbounded, serenity of mind and body, and the perfect ease of selfassurance, tend to a successful life and sweet dreams o' night.

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