A strong and common bond among Christian Scientists is the love and reverence they feel toward Mary Baker Eddy. They hold a profound conviction that the Science of Christ she discovered is, in fact, the revealed Comforter promised by Christ Jesus.
Though such views are deeply felt today, not all adherents may fully appreciate how demanding it was to place on record this Science of Christianity. The years our Leader spent fulfilling her mission included not only the triumphs but also many trials. Not only the victories but the challenges and struggles as well.
Her devotion to establishing Christian Science was recognized and appreciated by loyal students. But those years were also peppered with what could only be described as distrust of her leadership. Again and again her followers had to learn the lesson of trusting her vision and her ability to lead.