by Glenn Laycock
With this Friday being the “International Women’s Day“, I would like to share a post with you from the US National Women’s History Project, about 19th century spiritual thinker and healer, Mary Baker Eddy who was the founder of Christian Science.
What makes Mary Eddy stand out most to me, is that she had real hardships and trials, which were very reflective of the situations many woman experienced back then, but also today. She discovered a different view of health, and learned to heal others as well as herself through prayer on a consistent basis. Her great desire was to share her discoveries about health with the world, so she wrote a book – Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She edited this book many times, as she gained better insights into the message she wanted to convey in as clear and concise a manner as possible.
I am so impressed with how she utilized the technology of that era and knew the importance of the printing press, founding her own newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor – which was designed to bless the world with accurate news, rather than sensationalism.
When I was in university here in Winnipeg, I received a grant from a fund called, “The Albert Baker Fund“. I recall that Albert, Mary Baker Eddy’s brother, was well educated and shared his learning with his sister. The fund was set up to bless other young people on their educational journey, and I was one of those who benefitted from it.
All this and more can be discovered at Mary Baker Eddy Library.
Glenn Laycock is the Committee on Publication for Manitoba