The golden thread of liberty

From first to last, the spirit of Christian Science resounds with the word liberty. The Discoverer and Founder of this Science, Mary Baker Eddy, knew that the sons and daughters of God are not made to be the vassals of kings of the earth—whether tyrannical men or the tyranny of belief in sin, sickness, and death—because, as she said, we are “tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing else” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 481).

For Mrs. Eddy, the Fourth of July pointed not only to the liberation of the United States but also to the worldwide freedom that the Science she introduced would bring. On July 4, 1897, she spoke to her followers who had gathered at Pleasant View, which was then her home, in Concord, New Hampshire. After a brief introduction, she opened:

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