When Mary Baker Eddy, through divine revelation and pure reason, discovered Christian Science, she also recognized the inescapable demand for proofs of its practicality. She therefore subjected the theory to documentation over a period of nearly ten years in public practice before she gave the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to the world. In this she but followed the example of Jesus, who proved in his healing and saving works the Science of his Christly mission and ministry.
Empirical knowledge could never have established Christianity and Christian Science. And that fact makes the role of the Christian Science practitioner paramount in the evangelization of humanity. And the world's necessity to be saved and the people's need to be healed pinpoint the present need for additional practitioners listed in The Christian Science Journal.
Indeed the need has never been greater for consecrated and inflexible Field workers in the healing art of scientific Christianity. This determination to devote one's life to walking in the steps of the Master is in the individual's own hands without let or hindrance. A discussion of the role of the practitioner is apropos and can be helpful to the individual in considering such a decision in discipleship.