"A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST IS A HUMANITARIAN"

In simple, positive terms the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy states with authority (Art. VIII, Sect. 22), "A Christian Scientist is a humanitarian; he is benevolent, forgiving, long-suffering, and seeks to overcome evil with good." It can be concluded, therefore, that one who is not benevolent, forgiving, long-suffering and does not seek to overcome evil with good, one who is not a humanitarian, cannot be a Christian Scientist.

Though one may be well versed in the letter of Christian Science and able to expound its teaching, if he is not exemplifying the foregoing qualities of thought he cannot claim the title of Christian Scientist. A humanitarian is one who has regard for the interests of humanity. Such a one does not ignore humanity's interests, scorn them, or depreciate them. Concomitant with his love are his deeds, which are the expression of his true regard. In the degree that his affection for humanity is unselfish, impartial, and constant, it is the reflection of the Love that is God. Solicitude, tenderness, compassion, human affection, and sympathy are never lacking in the ministrations of the Christian Scientist who is a humanitarian, for the whole purpose of the genuine Christian Scientist is to manifest divine Love in his daily contacts with mankind.

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