I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.

—Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353

Why write for the Christian Science periodicals?

After Christ Jesus fed the hungry multitude, he asked that the fragments of the meal be gathered up so nothing would be lost. What remained after everyone was satisfied filled twelve baskets—a telling sign of God’s abundant provision, as well as a lesson in the wise conservation of divine blessings.

What better way to follow Jesus’ example in our own lives than by writing for the Christian Science periodicals? Gathering up the inspired thoughts that have fed us, and sharing them in an article or testimony, ensures that none of those healing ideas are lost. Rather, they are passed on to others who are hungering for the good news of Christ’s activity in the world today. In turn, readers can reap the blessings by applying the truth for themselves.

Communicating one’s inspiration and fruitage is a selfless endeavor, and it renders a gift that reaches around the world and across the ages. Each piece published in our periodicals becomes part of the permanent healing record of the Church of Christ, Scientist, and is preserved for generations of seekers to come.

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Our true selves—ageless and free
May 7, 2018

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