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To serve our Church and bless mankind

The Christian Science Monitor and how it helps us

From the February 1985 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Monitor." Just these two words came. Praying for divine Mind's direction, I had asked three times: "How can I better serve church?" And Mind's answer each time had been: "The Monitor." How, you may wonder, as I did, could praying for the Monitor help serve our movement, and particularly my branch church?

When we begin relating The Christian Science Monitor to spiritual purpose, it soon becomes apparent that praying for the fulfillment of the purpose of the Monitor helps us to be more directly responsive to the purpose of Christian Science. And, "the emphatic purpose of Christian Science," to quote Mrs. Eddy's words, "is the healing of sin . . . ."'Rudimental Divine Science, p. 2.

We have the opportunity of bringing Christian Science to the world in such a manner that the sins of the world—war, crime, violence, dishonesty, greed— may be seen as spiritually healable. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy—despite the objections of some of those close to her— insisted on identifying the Church's newspaper as The Christian Science Monitor. So it was established that the mission of this Science and the mission of the Monitor are inseparable.

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