The Christian Science Patriot

In this issue of the Christian Science Sentinel will be found excerpts from a most interesting and inspiring report to The Christian Science Board of Directors from a Wartime Minister. We commend its earnest perusal by every reader of our periodical. It seems fitting in this connection to quote two pertinent paragraphs from a letter to our Wartime Ministers from the Directors:

"A Christian Scientist is a true patriot because he is learning what true patriotism is, and his real helpfulness to his country and to his fellow men of all nations increases in proportion to his understanding of Christian Science.... Therefore every encouragement should be given the servicemen with whom you come in contact not to shirk their responsibilities under present war conditions, but to be strong, reliable members of our armed forces, leavening the ranks with their clear, fearless thinking."

A true patriot, lover of mankind, and supporter of every righteous cause was the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. Ever abhorring war, she nevertheless spoke out boldly when the collective thought of a nation knew no better way to subdue ruthless material forces than recourse to the sword. At the time of the Spanish-American war she wrote (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 277), "But if our nation's rights or honor were seized, every citizen would be a soldier and woman would be armed with power girt for the hour."

The Weed's Root Must Be Cut
August 28, 1943

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