The Christian Science Monitor is one of the family of four Christian Science periodicals established by Mary Baker Eddy to bring the healing message of Christian Science to all people. It complements and furthers the mission of the other three by presenting news honestly and fairly, which lifts the thoughts of readers and leads them to pray about issues in the world.
When I read the Monitor, rather than feeling outrage or indifference about what’s happening, I find myself thinking differently. My heart softens. I’m impelled to care, to consider other viewpoints and the possible solutions the Monitor uncovers. I’m moved to pray for the world.
Affecting readers in this way has everything to do with the Monitor’s objective: “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” Because the Monitor is founded on this basis of blessing, each report encourages the qualities of compassion and alertness that not only bless the reader, but promote effectual prayers that embrace the whole of humanity—every person, regardless of the languages they speak or where they are in the world.
As we each prayerfully read and take in the news from this healing perspective, we are taking part in the Monitor’s mission to “spread undivided the Science that operates unspent.”