Freely sharing your insights of Truth

Recently a reference in Science and Health glowed with new meaning for me. The author, Mary Baker Eddy, refers to herself in a passage that reveals her innate tendency to share. She writes, "As early as 1862 she began to write down and give to friends the results of her Scriptural study..." (p. viii). what struck me was that she didn't wait to share her first glimpse of spiritual reality. Even after her discovery of Christian Science in 1866, she didn't wait until her revelation was in book form before sharing it. At that point, Mrs. Eddy's desire was to help the whole world realize that all true being, substance, and intelligence is in God, Spirit, divine Mind, and that this understanding leads to healing. Never mind that she was largely a lone woman with a radical discovery and with many critics and skeptics. God had given her the revelation of Truth. Now she must share it with all who would benefit.

I asked myself, "How can I include more sharing in my daily rounds? What does it take for me to give Mrs. Eddy's writings and/or the Christian Science periodicals she established such as this one, to friends or even to strangers?" I'd become aware that, in my present locality, people were ignorant of, or indifferent to, the divine laws of spiritual healing, laws that Jesus himself demonstrated. Now I realized that my awareness of this void didn't permit me to ignore it.

So, sharing the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, and the Christian Science periodicals has become a large part of the animus that energizes and colors my life. Sharpening my sensitiveness to others' needs and staying alert to sharing possibilities have become as normal and essential to me as breathing. This effort springs naturally from the Scriptural command "Freely ye have received, freely give" (Matt. 10:8). It's not a burdensome human effort. It's a sharing that is an outcome of expressing divine Love, or Truth, because the periodicals as well as the textbook are instruments of Truth. The Christian Science Journal records Truth; the Sentinel holds guard over Truth; The Herald of Christian Science proclaims Truth's universal activity; and The Christian Science Monitor spreads the Science of being (see Mary Baker Eddy, "Something in a Name," The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353).

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September 18, 1995

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