CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS AND THE MONITOR

Mrs. Eddy says: "Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more" (Science and Health, p. 3). This may be applied to our attitude as Christian Scientists toward our daily newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. As an impersonal missionary, the Monitor is silently proclaiming the gospel of Truth. It is reaching out to all nations and peoples, uniting them through mutual interests in the bonds of universal brotherhood.

If we are really grateful for the good we have received, we shall cease to speculate upon what to our sense might seem improved conditions, which may not yet have become practicable. We shall cease to admit the thoughtless argument of stale news by knowing that news which has for its foundation the statement of truth is constructive, redemptive, and that such news is constantly increasing in value. It can, therefore, never become stale. Is not the realization of this fact a fitting preparation that we may receive more? Let us rejoice, then, in the present attainment of the Monitor, in the good already accomplished. Then, through the spiritual unfoldment which results from gratitude and from availing ourselves of present blessings, we shall find new avenues opening before us. Haste to absorb sensational so-called "news" the minute it is off the press, regardless of its truthfulness, is far from being a normal view-point. The Monitor maintains a dignified standard as a universal compendium of clean information, of educational facts, and these do not change from hour to hour with every "extra" edition.

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