"Ye shall be free indeed"

From early girlhood Mrs. Eddy was a stanch defender of mankind's right to be free. Many a stirring plea for the abolition of slavery was written by her for the newspapers and magazines of her day.

At the passing of her husband, Colonel Glover, she freed his slaves, although by so doing she was left without adequate funds for her support and was made financially dependent on her family. Returning to live in the home of her parents, she continued to write on slavery and other political subjects, even though her opinions did not always coincide with those of her father.

Many years later her love of freedom and of mankind found a higher expression as she pondered the Holy Scriptures after she had won her own physical freedom from the supposedly fatal aftereffects of an accident. The revelation to her that God had made man in His image and likeness, free from all imperfection, free from sin, disease, accident, discord, and death, found expression in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health.

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God's Angels
September 4, 1965

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