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​‘To individualize infinite power’

From the January 19, 2015 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In her main work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy includes a chapter (“Atonement and Eucharist”) in which she comments at length on the sacrifice, triumph, and example of Jesus. Opposite the marginal note “Heaven’s sentinel” she wrote of him: “Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit” (p.