A columnist, writing in the Bulletin, has paid a fitting and...


A columnist, writing in the Bulletin, has paid a fitting and happy tribute to Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, when commenting on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of her church, the Church of Christ, Scientist. From his acquaintance with her he is in a good position to testify to the fact that "her energy and clearness of mind were remarkable."

Not so happy, however, is his statement, so far as it is intended to apply to Mrs. Eddy, that "death justifies its motto, 'I can last and win.'" The enduring vitality of Mrs. Eddy's discovery disproves the correctness of this motto. Mrs. Eddy's life-work was well done, and it lives on, continually gaining momentum. The reading of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," continues to do its work, healing disease and destroying sin. Mrs. Eddy's own words, written in "Miscellaneous Writings" (P. 166), may very fittingly be applied to her own life and work: "The monument whose finger points upward, commemorates the earthly life of a martyr; but this is not all of the philanthropist, hero, and Christian. The Truth he has taught and spoken lives, and moves in our midst a divine afflatus."

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Criticism, Grace, and Order
April 12, 1930

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