FROM THE Directors

Periodically, our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, suffered the indignity of needing to report to the press that she was alive and well, minding her own business, working steadfastly in deep love for the world. On one occasion she put it rather bluntly, "That I take opium; that I am an infidel, a mesmerist, a medium, a 'pantheist;' or that my hourly life is prayerless, or not in strict obedience to the Mosaic Decalogue,—is not more true than that I am dead, as is oft reported." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 248.

Following Christ Jesus' example, she refused to barb even the most malicious attacks. In tender love for her followers and for all mankind, she thoughtfully issued reports of reassurance.

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Wiser heads
October 23, 1989

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