The following was contributed by the Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy to a symposium on Thanksgiving which appeared in the Boston Globe, November 29, 1900. There were twenty-three articles written by prelates of various denominations, and Mrs. Eddy's was the only one contributed by a woman.
The communications were sent in answer to the following telegraphic inquiry from The Globe:—
On the threshold of the twentieth century, will you please send through The Globe to the people of New England, which is the birthplace of Thanksgiving Day, a sentiment on what the last Thanksgiving Day of the nineteenth century should signify to all mankind?