Monitor Advertising Information Committee Meeting, June 4, 1935

Address by Roland R. Harrison, Manager of The Christian Science Publishing Society

No matter what part we may be taking, or what post we may be occupying in the numerous and varied activites of our movement, I am sure everyone here today thinks of himself first as a Christian Scientist, as a practical, working Christian Scientist, if you please, and therefore in some degree a Christian Science practitioner, even though one's name may not be in the Journal. And does this not mean that we are numbered among those who, by rightly applying the truth, can lift thought about all the activities of our Cause to a high level of spiritual vision and keep it there?

So may I ask that for the moment we try to let go of the thought that we are a gathering interested chiefly in everyday advertising details, and see ourselves as enlightened, consecrated workers in Christian Science in the broadest and fullest meaning of that term—workers who can be called upon to help get this human world of business not only back on its feet, but on a better, more lasting basis than ever before. For the moment we are not concerned with all the routine, with all the mortal mind minutiae, but rather with a consideration of the broad, right foundation that must underlie any permanent righting of those affairs and activities of men which we call business. Such consideration surely is the work of those who understand what Mary Baker Eddy means by the term "practical, operative Christian Science" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 207).

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