From the Directors

The Christian Science Monitor

When our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, she was acting under divine orders. As the organization of her Church developed, each step was taken as God impelled her to act. It was not her desires, but the divine will as unfolded to her, to which she responded. The result is that she established an incomparable system of spiritual education and communication. In so doing, she was acting under the same authority that impelled Christ Jesus to say (John 5:30), "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."

Her system of education and communication is complete in every respect. Each Church activity she founded and provided for in the Manual of The Mother Church—such as the Lesson-Sermon, class instruction, lectures, periodicals—each is designed to enlighten the student spiritually, to improve his perception of spiritual reality, and to strengthen his capacity to demonstrate divine Science. Moreover, these activities are directed not to the student of Christian Science alone, but to all who are reaching out for a genuine spiritual solution to the world's problems.

A simple, usable rule
July 10, 1978

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