Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait

Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait

Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait

Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait

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Jesus brought the undistinguished and the handicapped good news. "The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them."

No news could then have been more welcome to these millions, ever with us, of neglected ones. All the centuries up from the Egyptian Book of the Dead , that earliest religious book in history, to Nietzsche, contempt for the average man and fawning deference for the inhumanly unhampered superman have been the rule. Rarely have the sick, the sinful, and the dying heard any good news other than the good tidings which Jesus brought of a Heavenly Father who cares for every one of us, poor as well as rich, young as well as old, who numbers every hair in every head, and lets no sparrow, however tiny, fall unnoticed to the ground.

To the early Christians this radically different understanding of themselves which Jesus brought to them was news too good to keep. They simply had to pass it on. They had no time to stop for argument. To every challenge to engage in disputation they turned a deaf ear. Served with a summons to explain, they quoted the man after his sight had been restored who ended inquiry with the reply, "One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see."

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