“Blessed are the peacemakers . . .” – Q&A #10

Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.

Question: Was Mary Baker Eddy a peacemaker?

Answer: Yes. Mrs. Eddy writes of herself:

“In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.”
(S&H 107)

Elsewhere in the textbook, she wrote:

“In the words of St. John: ‘He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.’
This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.” (S&H 55)

After her discovery, Mrs. Eddy’s life was devoted to bringing the Truth to mankind, so that suffering mortals could find salvation from all evil. But, she was constantly in battle with all types of enemies that would prevent peace:

“As the pioneer of Christian Science I stood alone in this conflict, endeavoring to smite error with the falchion of Truth . . . Ceaseless toil, self-renunciation, and love, have cleared its pathway.”
(Ret. 30)

“Each day I pray for the pacification of all national difficulties, for the brotherhood of man . . . Each day I pray: ‘God bless my enemies; make them Thy friends; give them to know the joy and the peace of love.’” (My. 220)

Further Study: You can read more about the life of Mrs. Eddy in “Retrospection and
Introspection,”
her autobiography.  She was a true peacemaker.

* * *
(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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