The Periodicals—Life-dispensing Messages

In her article "Something in a Name" our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, sets forth in brief terms the spiritually substantial purpose for each Christian Science periodical. (See The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353.)

The healing and enlightening function of the periodicals is brought out in clearly defined language by Irving C. Tomlinson in his book "Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy," where it is written (p. 99): "As each Christian Science periodical appeared, including The Christian Science Monitor, it was not merely a journalistic or literary venture; it was a spiritual, life-dispensing message, designed to bring salvation to humanity, to serve as an entering wedge of release from mortality, from its terrors, agonies, despairs, and failures. It was designed to bring life to all; to enter into the history of each individual, to rehabilitate his experience, and to shape his destiny."

How important it is, then, that these periodicals—The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, The Herald of Christian Science in its many translations, and The Christian Science Monitor—be kept before the public that their healing and enlightening purpose may reach the heart of mankind today! How important that these periodicals be well exhibited in the display windows of Reading Rooms and in their salesrooms, and that an adequate number of current periodicals be made available for reading in the study rooms!

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March 7, 1964

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