The Christian Science Periodicals

By Miss Evelyn F. Heywood, Associate Editor of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Heralds

Our Leader wrote these words in the year 1903: "Our periodicals stand for a system to be established and a Science to be demonstrated." "A system to be established and a Science to be demonstrated"! This is what we desire to see taking place in our lives; it depends on our consecration, our fidelity, our obedience, how much it is in evidence in our activities for The Mother Church. Whatever our work, we know that what we do, and what we express, must always depend upon what we are.

I think that if I were allowed one word in which to sum up the qualities that I feel most essential in our work, I should use the word "inspiration," because divine inspiration is the breath of God, and without it there is no life. We read in the Bible of a "spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." Now we see that this writer recognized that inspiration and understanding must go hand in hand, and we have learned through Christian Science that without understanding there is no inspiration, and without inspiration there is no understanding.

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The Christian Science Monitor News
July 12, 1941

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