The Christian Science Monitor—Our Missionary at Home and Abroad

Are we, as Christian Scientists, individually grateful for all the avenues of good provided by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy? If so, we must be increasingly thankful for the Christian Science periodicals, including the Monitor.

Sometimes one may think that reading a newspaper is not very necessary to his spiritual progress, or that he can further the Cause of Christian Science without reading about affairs which he considers outside the movement. But The Christian Science Monitor is a necessary part of the activities of our organization. It was founded by our Leader, and she stated that its object is "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). It was established as a means through which to present that which is right and just in human affairs, and to expose that which is wrong; to help men understand the fact that they are brothers, having one Father. Its primary purpose is healing, for it helps all who read it to forsake wrong thoughts about themselves and about one another. The Monitor is more than a daily newspaper catering to a particular locality or country. It is an international newspaper, of necessity printed in Boston, but having its own correspondents in many parts of the world.

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