Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, Founder and Leader of the...

Denver (Col.) Post

[Denver (Col.) Post.]

Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, Founder and Leader of the Christian Science church, has gone to her reward. She needs no tears, no sobs, no grief. Her spirit has earned eternal rest, and has departed to claim its wage. This woman stood behind a new church, a new belief, a new creed. By her teachings she brought ease and quiet to many a tired, worn-out body, contentment to many a weary heart, and peace to many a soul in distress. If that be all she ever did, then her work was well done; but there was more, oh, so much more! She started out alone. She gathered around her a little circle. They believed—with her. The enthusiasm spread, until finally thousands—millions—were ready to embrace the teaching that brought joy and happiness, and nothing else.

Mrs. Eddy raised up an institution—and supported it—which promulgates the beautiful thought that every human being is graven in the image of its God, and that there is no evil in the world except that which has grown into the hearts of the people of the earth. Cast out that evil—according to her—and nothing but bliss remains. Take away the bickerings and revilings which have been the Christian Scientist's lot; forget the attacks to which he has been subjected, and you still have left a Principle that has aided a world to higher and better things. It teaches of a glorious world to come, where tired souls will find a safe haven. It tells of a hereafter where spirits worn from the world's strife will find eternal happiness. It depicts another existence that we should all be glad to go to. It whispers of no death fear; it voices no sick-bed alarm; it dismisses belief in bodily ailments; it cries that the world is good, that all is beautiful, that there is no wrong or evil except that which we ourselves create. Without argument, without defense, taken merely as an abstract proposition, the thought is exquisite. It has brought the smile to many a worn face, ease to many a body in pain, and contentment to many a sore-tried heart.

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