The Monitor as a Truth Bearer

By an ever widening circle of readers The Christian Science Monitor is becoming recognized as an extraordinary newspaper. It is true that by many it is regarded merely as what they call "clean journalism," but in reality it stands for far more than this. It is admired by practically all who read it, and it should be feared by none, since Mrs. Eddy wrote in the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor that its object was "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" (Miscellany, p. 353). These words bear close study. What is it alone that can accomplish such a mission? Surely the Christ, Truth. Then the object of the Monitor must be in some way to bring the truth to the consciousness of men. But, it might be asked, how can such a purpose be attained, seeing that there is only one metaphysical article given daily in its columns?

The answer to this question may be gained from a consideration of the Monitor as it is published daily. First of all, great care is taken to make the Monitor entirely reliable as a recorder of the world's events,—an ideal, even for the approximate attainment of which, it might be added parenthetically, it has been found necessary to establish a unique system of news gathering. Moreover, in striving after this ideal, unremitting efforts are put forth at least to approach perfection of presentation and typography, so that nothing but the truth shall be admitted to its columns, but also that this truth shall be presented in as nearly perfect a way as is humanly possible.

Faithful in Little Things
November 2, 1918

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