To lighten mankind

It was a gray November morning. Mrs. Eddy, on the first day of the publication of The Christian Science Monitor, called together her household workers. She asked if it was dark outside. On being told that heavy fog had made it especially dark, she replied, "This, in Truth, is the lightest day of all days. This is the day when our daily paper goes forth to lighten mankind ...!" Erwin D. Canham, Commitment to Freedom (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958), p. 54.

Of course Mrs. Eddy was not merely referring to the weather. She must have seen the tremendous potential her newspaper had to lift the dark burdens of fear, corruption, and sickness from mankind. She doubtless realized that a newspaper based on the same divine Principle as her Church could lead and leaven world thought, sweep away barriers of prejudice, and lift thought above the fetters of poverty and disease.

How do you "look away from the body"?
September 19, 1983

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