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In her true light ...
A look at the unpublished writings of Mary Baker Eddy
This short message to Czar Nicholas II of Russia, written by Mary Baker Eddy in 1898, was probably drafted in response to an interesting item on the front page of the second issue of the Christian Science Weekly (which several months later would be renamed the Christian Science Sentinel). Under "Current Events," it was noted that Nicholas had asked his foreign minister "to hand to the foreign diplomats in St. Petersburg a note" that stated in part that "the maintenance of general peace and the possible reduction of the excessive armaments which weigh upon all nations, present themselves in existing conditions to the whole world as an idea toward which the endeavors of all governments should be directed." (History shows that Nicholas truly wanted peace, but by 1905 was pressured by political and family relationships to prepare Russia for war.)
"To His Majesty Nicholas II, Czar of all the Russias:
The members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in the United States of America, and numbering eleven thousand members, would convey to you our hearty thanks for the divine impulse that hath caused your Majesty to humanly voice a sentiment most Christian in the final disarming of all military power on our planet. This God-inspired proposition is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight His paths [see Mark 1:3].
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
A very present help ...
Marilyn C. Jones
with contributions from Sally E. Allan, Dorothy Cork, Erin Snow, Wycliffe Adams Odhiambo
items of interest
with contributions from Rachel Zoll, Tim Moriarty, Dagbladet Borsen
A CALL to PRAYER about the THREAT of WAR
by Sentinel staff
A question of OUR RIGHTS
with contributions from Dave Mackenroth
MY PRAYER for the Afghan People
A military chaplain emphasizes the importance of prayer
Kim Shippey Sentinel staff
'MINERS ...a different breed'
By Dawn-Joy Thornton
In her true light ...
Mary Baker Eddy
A step into the new inevitable
By Channing Walker
Interfaith couple prays together for healing
Susan E. Omar with contributions from Ayman A. Omar
Depression and suicide attempt healed
War and a call to prayer