The Expressed Desire

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, the beloved Leader of multitudes of devoted Christian Scientists, wrote to her followers (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pp. 352, 353), "My desire is that every Christian Scientist, and as many others as possible, subscribe for and read our daily newspaper." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 1), she declares that "desire is prayer." Christian Scientists naturally accept the deduction that Mrs. Eddy's expressed desire was the fruit of communion with God, and they should desire to obey her behest. Picture the influx of light and liberty which will result from an understanding unity with her foresight when "every Christian Scientist" can answer, "I do," to the question, "Do you subscribe for and read our daily newspaper?" And why is this obedience requisite to the spread of our Cause? Does not true obedience involve the recognition of our God-bestowed ability to demonstrate that the spiritual demand comprehends the supply for every human need? How clearly our Master taught and proved this scientific truth! He left for us the words, "But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you." What heavy burdens these thoughts are designed to lift from humanity's heart! They teach that divine Mind is All and matter nothing.

Our Leader's vision for The Christian Science Monitor, "to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent," far transcends the usual estimate of a daily newspaper; for "the object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" (Miscellany, p. 353). Surely only in divine Love could such an exalted object find its origin and impetus! Setting aside all minor issues, let Christian Scientists everywhere open their consciousness to divine influence, that their concept of the work our Monitor is to perform may be spiritualized. Considering our Leader's heaven-born charge to this daily messenger to humanity, the individual Christian Scientist is surely commissioned to read his daily newspaper, consciously laying the whole weight of his though in the true scale. No issue of the Monitor is "old" when read in the spirit of this helpfulness of right thinking. It is never too late to throw the weight of thought and action on the side of right.

May 12, 1934

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