"God's servants are minute men and women"

Just before and during the American War of Independence certain armed citizens called minutemen pledged themselves to be always ready to serve their country, and to take the field if necessary at a minute's notice. Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, adopted this term when she wrote, in her book "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 158), "All God's servants are minute men and women;" and she says of herself, "As of old, I stand with sandals on and staff in hand, waiting for the watchword and the revelation of what, how, whither."

Vigilance and alertness to duty are recognized by earnest Christian Scientists as indispensable qualities of thought. The Bible records many instances of the exercise of such qualities and their inevitable effect in healing and redemption. In the early days of the Christian era, the apostles and disciples of our Master proved themselves true minutemen in the cause of Truth, and dark beliefs of mortal thought often yielded instantaneously when challenged by these soldiers of Christ.

True Self-Government
January 11, 1941

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