Blessed by the Christian Science Monitor

I subscribe to the Christian Science Monitor, an award winning online daily newspaper covering both domestic and international news with a weekly print version. Although it is not a religious newspaper, many people, including myself, have been blessed by it’s unbiased and fair reporting. I tell a story in my article titled, Blessed by the Christian Science Monitor, published in the September 2017 Christian Science Journal. You can find this article under the Publications tab.  You can find the Christian Science Monitor on this website under links. You can also find it here at

“The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind” as stated by the founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Here’s what the people today at the Monitor are stating…
“Over the Monitor’s 108-year history, we’ve built a legacy of high-quality, distinctive journalism because we recognize that news is more than facts. It’s the story of how we are each trying to make our homes, communities, and nations better. What matters are the values and ideals that drive us, not just the who, what, when, and where of the news.
When we understand that, we understand the world, and one another, better.”
And they continue with more insight…
“We – and you – know news is essential. It’s the fuel for a thriving democracy. It protects our rights and our values, it takes us to people and to places we’ve never seen.
But what happens if the news becomes something else, if it becomes just a place to vent? What if it doesn’t value our differences but instead plays on them to divide us even more? What happens when news ignores the best of us only to dwell on the worst?
The Monitor believes that journalism doesn’t have to be this way. So we’ve rededicated ourselves to amplifying and clarifying how we deliver on the Monitor’s mission – to better serve readers who care deeply about being a part of the solution.
In that spirit, we’re committed to the following three things:
We will challenge you. As forces from politics to social media try to break us into competing tribes – political, racial, or economic – together we’ll rethink the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
We will listen to you. We need you to hold us accountable – to keep us honest and grounded. To inspire us with what inspires you. Together, we can build a community of people who ask more from news.
We will change how you see news. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the whole story – the story of us. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us – and not to blame, but to demand better.
Journalism can be a force for good – for inspiration and progress. But only if we all make it so.”
I hope you decide to subscribe to the Monitor! And please subscribe to my website, also.
Remember – Love heals us.


  1. Andrea Blades says

    Thank you for your Sentinel article, enjoyed it and it did help me see things from a different perspective. I take the daily electronic version of the CSMonitor and the weekly print magazine and I appreciate the work they do and I enjoy the pictures.

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      Happy to hear of your subscribing to the Monitor, Andrea.
      Different perspectives are an important part of our growth Spiritward.
      This reminds me of a question and part of its answer in Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy
      in the chapter called The Fruit of Spirit p360: 14-19. It reads,
      “When shall earth be crowned with the true
      knowledge of Christ?
      When Christian Science has melted away the cloud of
      false witnesses; and the dews of divine grace, fall‐
      ing upon the blighted flowers of fleeting joys, shall
      lift every thought-leaflet Spiritward;
      Thanks for writing!

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