Letters to the Press


In the quest to better understand their neighbors—both across the street and around the world—people naturally pick up bits of information from various sources, including newspaper articles and columns. While not always significant in themselves, these bits and pieces of information may shape one's view of others' beliefs and practices.

Unfortunately, not all this information is accurate—especially when it comes to religion. Perhaps this isn't so surprising, since more often than not these bits of misinformation leave God out of the picture!

In the following letters, several Committees on Publication have responded to an assortment of published misconceptions about Christian Science. Underlying these letters is the spiritual fact that it is not the human mind with its arsenal of responses—from ignoring problems to positive thinking—but some yielding to the allness of God, divine Mind, that brings all genuine inspiration and healing in Christian Science. Even more than words, "the modesty and distinguishing affection" Retrospection and Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 94. The full sentence reads: "I am persuaded that only by the modesty and distinguishing affection illustrated in Jesus' career, can Christian Scientists aid the establishment of Christ's kingdom on the earth." that flows from such yielding is what clears away misconceptions of Christian Science.

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July 31, 1989

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