Just as Moses led the children of Israel triumphantly through the wilderness into the promised land, so Christian Science, in this age, is leading humanity gently, lovingly through the great mental desert of human hopes and fears, up to the glory which God hath prepared for them that love Him. That blessed manna which God rained down from heaven to feed His chosen people and wean them from the fleshpots of Egypt, is again raining down, through the heaven-sent literature of Christian Science, to feed humanity with the bread of life and wean it from the fleshpots of materiality.

The Christian Scientist is very grateful for the many blessings which have come to him as a result of the life and works of Mrs. Eddy, the beloved Founder of the Christian Science movement, and he cannot be too vigilant in watching for opportunities of expressing that gratitude in deeds which will prove to the world that "her works do follow her." His cup of gratitude seems full as he contemplates the many ways, through the Christian Science periodicals, in which he may spread abroad the "glad tidings" to those who are waiting now, as he once waited, for the dawn of this higher hope. Through the Journal and the Sentinel (with their bugle-calls for renewed activity and more consecrated effort) he may send forth messages which give hope and courage to the downtrodden, comfort to the sorrowing, and health to the suffering; thus proving to these hungering hearts that man doth not live by materiality, "but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live."

How the hungering have been fed and added to the ranks of Christian Science through these avenues for dispensing the bread of life, can be computed in a measure by those who have been active in spreading the beneficent influence of these periodicals. In addition to these far-reaching avenues for good, the Scientist today has still another medium through which to express his gratitude. Our Master taught his disciples to pray: "Give us this day our daily bread," which our Leader has interpreted thus: "Give us grace for today; feed the famished affections" (Science and Health, p. 17). The heart's desire of Mrs. Eddy to feed the famishing multitudes with the spiritual bread which satisfieth, has given to the world The Christian Science Monitor. Truly the cup of the Scientist runneth over, and he rejoices in the advent of this messenger which is knocking so gently at the portals of humanity, radiating its daily message of good cheer and clean news.

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February 10, 1912

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