An Appreciation of The Christian Science Monitor

THERE are two aspects to The Christian Science Monitor, for both of which the Christian Scientist is grateful. First and foremost it is definitely one of the activities of The Mother Church organization. Secondly and secondarily, it is a great daily newspaper, unique in many characteristics, but nevertheless equipped to go out into the world and take its stand prominently beside the other great newspapers of the day. It is largely through this second aspect— inseparable and resultant from the first aspect— that the Christian Science movement is finding a point of contact with the outside world, a meeting ground for all that is best, irrespective of creed or dogma. So ably has the Monitor achieved its purpose that its obvious merits have largely overcome the prejudice which the words "Christian Science" induce in the thought of many. There are those who would denounce the teachings of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, who would doubt all healing methods but those of materia medica, who would refrain from entering a Christian Science church, but who will join in appreciation of this newspaper. And to such the title "Christian Science" is definitely associated with something pure and honest, constructive and ameliorative, with that which champions every worthy world movement, every untainted national ideal. Even the closest sectarians find here their legitimate causes appreciatively reported, and with such obvious friendliness that they cannot but be conscious of fellowship.

Mrs. Eddy states that Christ Jesus "threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, — thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying" (Science and Health, p. 259).

April 9, 1932

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