The following letters are a small but representative portion of the correspondence that has arrived here recently regarding The Monitor Channel and other broadcasting activities of The Christian Science Publishing Society. Many of the letters are from church members. Much correspondence, however, has also been received from the general public. In the early days of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy received thousands of letters from Christian Scientists and from the public at large. With so little time for correspondence, she asked church members who wrote to her to send their letters "to the editors of The Christian Science Journal for publication, and thereby give to us all the pleasure of hearing from you" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 155).
In the spirit of her comment, the Editors are providing a regular "letters" column. We invite your contributions on a broad array of subjects. It is clear to us that, just as in Mrs. Eddy's day Journal readers often have valuable thoughts to express, insights to share, views that deserve consideration by the entire family of readers.
We realize that individual perspectives may not always coincide, but we feel it's vital to pray through these issues together.