Monitor Advertising Information Committee Meeting, June 6, 1939

Address by Norman S. Rose, Advertising Manager of The Christian Science Monitor

When the original edifice of The Mother Church was completed, in 1895, the Directors notified our Leader of its completion, and evinced their desire to present the church to her, as "a testimonial of love and gratitude."

In declining this gift, as we read on page 87 of "Pulpit and Press," Mrs. Eddy said, with a characteristic touch of gentle humor: "I have more of earth now, than I desire, and less of heaven;" and she continued: "More effectual than the forum are our states of mind, to bless mankind. This wish stops not with my pen—God give you grace. As our church's tall tower detains the sun, so may luminous lines from your lives linger, a legacy to our race."

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