At one time in history the king, or chief, literally led his men into battle. His position as leader was greatly enhanced by his ability to fight and command at the same time. He was continually involved in the action and yet foresaw what tactics were needed to win.
Modes of expressing leadership change with time, but the need for good, sharp leading never changes. And the highest degree of inspired leadership is demanded in the establishment of Christ's kingdom on earth. A worker for the Cause of Christ, Truth, must exemplify not only alertness, vigor, and courage but the qualities of long-suffering, meekness, charity, and purity. He will find himself in a position of serving mankind because he is first the servant of Christ.
As Leader of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy was in Christ's service. She gained and maintained this position during her lifetime by expressing those Christlike qualities that constitute inspired generalship. She spoke and acted with an authority she acknowledged to be God-given. In following God's directions as they were revealed to her, she validated her leadership as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.