In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes this striking sentence.
Christian science needs no defense, no protection.
The words "influx" and "influence" are both derived from the Latin word influere, to flow in or into; they have, therefore, as nouns the literal meaning of a flowing into, but influx perhaps more particularly implies a sudden accession of power, authority, light, perception, and so forth; whereas influence, which is often directly traceable to influx, may have a more gradual development.
The revelation of Christian Science came to Mary Baker Eddy, and in loving response to God's command she gave it to a weary, waiting world through her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and her other writings.
In the beginning of the twenty-first chapter of Luke's Gospel appears a very brief account of Jesus' commending a poor widow for making a gift to the temple treasury of two mites, a very insignificant sum of money.
On the shore of the Tiberian Sea, Christ Jesus met his disciples after his resurrection, in the flush of a new dawn, and gave them precious instructions.