UNIQUE MISSION OF THE MONITOR

Referring to the establishment of The Christian Science Journal in 1883, Mrs. Eddy says: "It is not alone the mission of Christian Science to heal the sick, but to destroy sin in mortal thought. This work well done will elevate and purify the race" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 4). On page 7 in the same article she says: "Looking over the newspapers of the day, one naturally reflects that it is dangerous to live, so loaded with disease seems the very air. ... A periodical of our own will counteract to some extent this public nuisance."

To present the merits of the Monitor in a manner that shall enlist the interest not only of the Christian Scientist but of the whole world, we must ourselves first come to an appreciation of it from the broad outlook of our Leader's standpoint. Her prophetic vision saw that a change of great magnitude must take place in human thought before mankind at large would be ready for the spiritual teachings of Christian Science. Though we today have reason to rejoice at the great growth of our cause, the number who are as yet consciously influenced by Christian Science is relatively small, and when our daily paper is more generally circulated, it will care for the unprepared thought by lifting human thinking up to that plane upon which it may become receptive to a higher understanding of man's destiny.

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