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"The Midwives of Reality"

From the August 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal


My eye was struck by this unusual title of an editorial in an issue of The Times of London (December 14, 1973), and as I read the article, I began to think deeply of the significance of the title and of its relevance to current affairs. Midwifery is generally accepted as being the skill or art of assisting at childbirth, and I remembered being taught in the Christian Science Sunday School that the word "reality" comes from the Latin word "res" which means literally "thing," or that which actually exists.