2. While reading We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, vol. II I felt a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation towards Mrs. Eddy and all those who helped her advance the Cause. The groundbreaking nature of the discovery of Christian Science became clearer to my thought. All of these workers, under Mrs. Eddy’s leadership, paved the way permanently. Those early workers were willing to leave everything—-their hometowns, their jobs, their husbands and wives—-to follow Mrs. Eddy and serve God and to see such sacrifice was truly humbling. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy, she writes “We are not Christian Scientists until we leave all for Christ.” (p. 192) These early workers understood and worked out the demonstration of this fact. Oftentimes, the depth of that statement is glossed over or misunderstood like the Biblical command to “Pray without ceasing.” (I Thessalonians 5:17) These early workers were cognizant of the high demands of Christian Science and met them with hearts filled with grace.
The demands have not changed in the nearly century and a half since Mrs. Eddy’s discovery, nor has Mrs. Eddy’s position of leadership changed. For me, the book did raise questions about how my own life can change to serve the Cause and my deepest prayer is “Shepherd, show me how to go.” (Hymn 304)