The Mission of the Monitor

Two Christian Scientists pondered together the activities of the movement that was so close to their hearts. They were not unmindful of the wise counsel of their Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, where she says in Miscellaneous Writings, "Assembling themselves together, and listening to each other amicably, or contentiously, is no aid to students in acquiring solid Christian Science."  Mis., p. 156; Their purpose was not to discuss deep metaphysical truths lightly, to criticize the movement, or to gossip but to learn from each other's experience how they could be more useful to the Cause.

Their thought turned to an "Extract from the leading Editorial in Vol. 1, No. 1, of The Christian Science Monitor, November 25, 1908" entitled, "Something in a Name." Here Mrs. Eddy says: "I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind."  The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353;

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