Our Leader's Expressed Desire

On completion of details for the publication of a daily newspaper, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, wrote under date of November 16, 1908, a touching expression of her gratitude and of her cherished desire. These are her words, recorded in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (pp. 352, 353): "Beloved Christian Scientists:— Accept my thanks for your successful plans for the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor. My desire is that every Christian Scientist, and as many others as possible, subscribe for and read our daily newspaper."

Should any Christian Scientist overlook this heartfelt desire of his Leader and not make a sincere effort to enable that desire to be fulfilled by subscribing for and reading the Monitor, lie would deprive himself of an important means of advancing spiritually and of helping to lift the weight of materiality from the human race.

Why? Because this newspaper is designed to bring to his attention significant happenings throughout the world, to which he may give prayerful attention, and thereby help to lessen the burden of material sense on himself and on his fellow men. This opportunity is given him through a medium of information which will not blur his spirituality, as might be the case if he were obliged to get all of his information from more sensational sources.

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The Eternal Noon of Manhood
March 13, 1965

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