Idealism Made Practical

It has been said that much of the so-called thinking that is indulged in by mankind is nothing but a shifting of prejudices. It may also be said that much so-called human learning is nothing but the exchange of one erroneous belief for another. There is no true thinking except that which is based upon Truth. Misinformation leads to misunderstanding, and forms a nucleus for discord. All inharmony is the result of accepting false knowledge as true; and every human footstep based upon such acceptance is a step toward a result which no individual desires or needs to have.

This is true in everyday, practical affairs. The consciousness that is filled with unwholesome reports is a poor channel for the reflection of health, happiness, and success. This fact was recognized many years ago by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, who clearly saw that the world was in dire need of the protection that could come only from a higher standard of journalism. Through her inspired discernment she perceived the way to bring this about.

To undertake the uplifting of the daily press, with the consequent revolutionary changes in humanity's thinking, would have baffled any one depending upon mere human effort; and it was because Mrs. Eddy knew so well how to rely upon divine Love that she was led to adopt the only practical course, and that at the right time. It is needless to point out the merely human methods which a less wise Leader might have employed. It is enough to say that when Mrs. Eddy decided that The Christian Science Monitor be published by her church, she brought to the world a new and higher concept of a newspaper, through a publication that is radically unlike any other in the world, and therefore is not comparable with any other.

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God the Rewarder
October 25, 1924

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