Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Our faithful laborers in the field of Science have
been told by the alert editor-in-chief of the Christian
Science Sentinel and Journal that "Mrs. Eddy advises,
until the public thought becomes better acquainted with
Christian Science, that Christian Scientists decline to
doctor infectious or contagious diseases."

MY 227

   The great Master said, "For which of those works do
ye stone me?"  He said this to satisfy himself regarding
that which he spake as God's representative - as one who
never weakened in his own personal sense of righteousness
because of another's wickedness or because of the minifying
of his own goodness by another.  Charity is quite as
rare as wisdom, but when charity does appear, it is known
by its patience and endurance.
   When, under the protection of State or United States
laws, good citizens are arrested for manslaughter because
one out of three of their patients, having the same disease
and in the same family, dies while the others recover, we
naturally turn to divine justice for support and wait on
God.  Christian Scientists should be influenced by their
own judgment in taking a case of malignant disease.
They should consider well their ability to cope with the
claim, and they should not overlook the fact that there
are those lying in wait to catch them in their sayings;
neither should they forget that in their practice, whether
successful or not, they are not specially protected by law.
The above quotation by the editor-in-chief stands for this:
Inherent justice, constitutional individual rights,
self-preservation, and the gospel injunction, "Neither cast
ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under
their feet, and turn again and rend you."
   And it stands side by side with Christ's command,
"Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to
him the other also."  I abide by this rule and triumph by
it.  The sinner may sneer at this beatitude, for "the fool
hath said in his heart, There is no God."  Statistics show
that Christian Science cures a larger per cent of malignant
diseases than does materia medica.

MY 228

   I call disease by its name and have cured it thus; so
there is nothing new on this score.  My book Science and
Health names disease, and thousands are healed by
learning that so-called disease is a sensation of mind, not
of matter.  Evil minds signally blunder in divine metaphysics;
hence I am always saying the unexpected to
them.  The evil mind calls it "skulking," when to me it
is wisdom to "overcome evil with good."  I fail to know
how one can be a Christian and yet depart from Christ's

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