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Following the example set by the question and answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


From the September 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What was the purpose of Jesus' admonition to "tell no man" about a healing (see Matt. 8:4; Mark 8:26, 30; Luke 5:14 and 8:56)? And a corollary, perhaps: "Tell the vision to no man" ( Matt.