A Significant Prophecy

[The following editorial was published originally in The Christian Science Journal for December, 1898, in a period when Mrs. Eddy was in frequent correspondence with the Editor of the Journal. It is republished here because of its interest in relation to world affairs today.]

The love of the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy for our flag, and her perception of its symbolic significance, have been heretofore referred to. Her letter in reply to Mr. Ormond Higman's letter, published in the November Journal, in which she acknowledges the gift of a beautiful flag of the Dominion of Canada, indicates that her love for the national emblems is not confined exclusively to the flag of our own country. Strong as is her devotion to her native country and its institutions, her love reaches out beyond its borders to other countries. And why not? Her works are reaching around the world. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is going out as a missionary into almost every part of the habitable globe, and naturally her love is commensurate therewith.

There seems to be some peculiar significance attaching to the English-speaking countries in connection with the future evangelization of the world. There is a general turning toward them with the indefinite yet eager expectancy with which the more helpless ever look toward those from whom they hope for succor. Our Leader evidently discerns this, and is it not likely that this accounts for her promise to place side by side, in token of brotherly love and unity, the Anglo-American flags? They both stand for liberty, for the Christianization of humanity. And while the leavening process of divine Love in its regenerative work of leavening the whole lump of humanity, seems to have been slow, and its human agents remiss of duty in many palpable respects, nevertheless the process has never ceased, and it is not for the poor perception of mortal sense to judge critically of the Divine purpose and method.

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March 14, 1942

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