"To your tents, O Israel"

IN the history of Christian Science the year 1908 marks the beginning of an epoch. For it was then that Mary Baker Eddy founded The Christian Science Monitor and thereby challenged not only the world but Christian Scientists themselves to take a forward step in the realm of the real. We may be too close to the event to have a full perspective, but if we will examine metaphysically the chemicalization since that date, in mortal mind generally, as well as in the ranks of Christian Scientists, we may find the true explanation of much that has seemed to be distressing.

No greater mistake can be made by the working student of Christian Science, however long his experience may be, than to assume that he has so definitely arrived at the knowledge of the truth as to be able to stand apart and merely watch the ferment it is causing in mortal mind. Mrs. Eddy in the article "Watching versus Watching Out," beginning on page 232 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," made this abundantly clear. Therefore to assume that the launching of the Monitor was just a challenge only to mortal mind unenlightened by Christian Science, and not a call for higher demonstration by Christian Scientists, is equivalent to assuming that students of Christian Science already have come to the "stature of the fulness of Christ." Mrs. Eddy says in the article mentioned (p. 233), "Ignorance of self is the most stubborn belief to overcome, for apathy, dishonesty, sin, follow in its train."

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