The Monitor a Liberator

This experience, which has been of great help to the writer, is given herewith to the field in the hope of helping some one else. Coming over here from Germany a good many years ago, I had from the beginning of the war to guard my thought carefully, the more so as I was then living with a German family. At the beginning this seemed no difficult task; sentences from Mrs. Eddy's writings came constantly to clear conflicting thoughts. I had been a subscriber for The Christian Science Monitor for some time and enjoyed reading it, but soon I began to see that the Monitor did not take the attitude which I would call neutral. Experience had, however, taught me not to be hasty in forming an opinion, and my loyalty toward the faithful workers at headquarters kept me from criticizing, though I must confess I did not read certain articles carefully, thinking I would thereby save myself confusion.

This state of affairs went on for months,—in fact until war in this country was declared,—when one evening I picked up the Monitor, and opening to the editorial page I saw Mrs. Eddy's words before me (Poems, p. 11):—

Christian Science and the Sailor
April 20, 1918

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