The Christian Science Monitor and Our Responsibility

Christian Scientists are grateful that in The Christian Science Monitor they have a far-reaching messenger of the gospel of "on earth peace, good will toward men," a messenger whose purpose is, as stated by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and Founderr of the Monitor, to go across continent and ocean into the highways ans byways of the world, "to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent," and "to bless all mankind" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). In Article VIII, Section 14, of the Manual of The Mother Church, Mrs. Eddy designates the Christian Science periodicals "organs" of The Mother Church. For these reasons the immeasurable value of the periodicals, including the Monitor, to our Cause and to the world at large should be well established in the thought of every loyal Christian Scientist.

Reflecting upon the vastness of the Christian Science movement and upon the courage and steadfastness with which our Leader took each step of the way; reflecting upon how untiringly she labored, often in the face of the opposition of some of those she taught and blessed, to make this healing truth available to the world today, can loyal Christian Scientists accept so rich a heritage without offering a prayer of gratitude and reaffirming their consecration to the Cause of Christian Science?

Surely the genuine Christian Scientist, who loves God, good, supremely, puts aside all sense of self—self-love, self-justification, self-righteousness—and lovingly, humbly, and gratefully accepts the privilege and the responsibility which devolves upon him by reason of his church membership, of supporting all the activities of the Christian Science movement, including the Monitor—thus "seeking his own in another's good" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy, p. 518). Such a one applies to himself the injunction of the Master to Simon Peter, "Feed my sheep."

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Spiritual Peace
January 23, 1937

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