A sentinel by land or by sea

Mary Baker Eddy founded the Sentinel, and later wrote of its purpose as being “to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). Sentinel readers can also hold guard, as this writer did. 

Christian Scientists cannot watch too sedulously, or bar their doors too closely, or pray to God too fervently, for deliverance from the claims of evil. Thus doing, Scientists will silence evil suggestions, uncover their methods, and stop their hidden influence upon the lives of mortals.

—Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 114

I’ve spent quite a bit of time at pools throughout my life, both in the water, as a competitive swimmer and swim instructor, as well as out of the water, as a lifeguard. I’ve also spent most of my life reading the Sentinel. Recently, I’ve seen a connection between the two (being a lifeguard and reading the Sentinel). 

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Basic training
July 16, 2012

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