(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THANKS
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THANKS



oston Globe, November 29, 1900]

   On the threshold of the twentieth century, will you
please send through the Globe to the people of New
England, which is the birthplace of Thanksgiving Day, a
sentiment on what the last Thanksgiving Day of the
nineteenth century should signify to all mankind?

Mrs. Eddy's Response

   New England's last Thanksgiving Day of this century
signifies to the minds of men the Bible better understood
and Truth and Love made more practical; the First
Commandment of the Decalogue more imperative, and

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"Love thy neighbor as thyself" more possible and
pleasurable.
   It signifies that love, unselfed, knocks more loudly than
ever before at the heart of humanity and that it finds
admittance; that revelation, spiritual voice and vision,
are less subordinate to material sight and sound and more
apparent to reason; that evil flourishes less, invests less
in trusts, loses capital, and is bought at par value; that
the Christ-spirit will cleanse the earth of human gore;
that civilization, peace between nations, and the brotherhood
of man should be established, and justice plead not
vainly in behalf of the sacred rights of individuals, peoples,
and nations.
   It signifies that the Science of Christianity has dawned
upon human thought to appear full-orbed in millennial
glory; that scientific religion and scientific therapeutics
are improving the morals and increasing the longevity
of mankind, are mitigating and destroying sin, disease,
and death; that religion and materia medica should be
no longer tyrannical and proscriptive; that divine Love,
impartial and universal, as understood in divine Science,
forms the coincidence of the human and divine,
which fulfils the saying of our great Master, "The kingdom
of God is within you;" that the atmosphere of the
human mind, when cleansed of self and permeated with
divine Love, will reflect this purified subjective state in
clearer skies, less thunderbolts, tornadoes, and extremes of
heat and cold; that agriculture, manufacture, commerce,
and wealth should be governed by honesty, industry,
and justice, reaching out to all classes and peoples.
For these signs of the times we thank our Father-Mother
God.



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