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Faces on Faith: Messages of love
May 14, 2019

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I've been writing "Faces on Faith" columns from the Christian Science perspective since 2013. But I've never really discussed a wonderful expression of Christian Science - its periodicals.

Most of the educated world has heard of or read an edition of The Christian Science Monitor, an international weekly news magazine, which Mary Baker Eddy founded late in her life. It was intended to bless mankind with fair and balanced reporting, at a time when "yellow journalism" dominated the news. The Monitor Breakfast can often be viewed on CSpan, featuring interviews with people currently making news. At a recent breakfast, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was interviewed about the Mueller report, ignoring his plate of ham and eggs, as a serious vegan.

The Christian Science Sentinel arrives weekly with articles of spiritual insight and inspiration on health, financial, and relationship issues. It is intended to be clear and understandable for anyone seeking a larger perspective and freer sense of life and health. The monthly Christian Science Journal and Herald of Christian Science are written in depth for more advanced students seeking to actually demonstrate healing in every department of life.

Barbara Fife, member of the Christian Science Board of Directors, shares the following: "It was Mary Baker Eddy's love for humanity that was the impetus behind her founding these weekly and monthly magazines. These uplifting messages of love are going out into the world to announce the good news about the power of prayer, of God as divine Love, to bless receptive thought and to heal."

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Millions of unprejudiced minds, simple seekers for truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences."

The periodicals are available to anyone to read or purchase at the local Sanibel Christian Science Reading Room, at 2950 West Gulf, Sanibel, or at christianscience.com/shop. The Reading Room is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. In a world of increasing hostility, turbulence and stress, these messages of love offer comfort and healing.

June Sieber is affiliated with the Sanibel Christian Science Church.

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