Civic Duty

In these days when things political seem to loom largely all over the country, the welfare of the people rightly commands something more than a passing interest from every good citizen. This is a class from which Christian Scientists are by no means excluded, as throughout Mrs. Eddy's writings there is distinctly manifested a love of country and good citizenship, and her counsel to her followers has always been along the line of obedience to law. When the publication of The Christian Science Monitor was announced in the fall of 1908, its politics as a newspaper became a matter of national interest, and Mrs. Eddy's letter to the Boston Post (reprinted in the Sentinel, Nov. 7, 1908) was widely circulated. We quote it below:—

"Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy has always believed that those who are entitled to vote should do so, and she has also believed that in such matters no one should seek to dictate the actions of others.

Eternal Goodness
October 24, 1914

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