“What did Eddy Say About the Weather?”
Mary Baker Eddy Library, The. “What did Eddy Say About the Weather?” Released 30 August 2022.
Mary Baker Eddy’s approach to the weather is the topic of research, including stories of how threatening weather and the laws of nature were made subordinate to God’s divine law. One student of Eddy’s explains how she instructed them not to try to control the weather, rather their prayers were to affirm that God, not outside influences, governs the weather. For example, Eddy once made the statement that “…the atmosphere of the human mind, when cleansed of self and permeated with divine Love will reflect its subjective state in clearer skies, less thunder bolts, tornadoes and extremes of heat and cold.” There are also examples of watchful prayer guarding against destructive storms, the restoration of a farmer’s well gone dry, and the healing of a woman who’s breathing was troubled by winds from the east. At one point in 1909, the Christian Science Monitor stopped publishing their weather forecasts, thinking the practice inconsistent with its journalistic stance as a newspaper published by the Christian Science church. Seeking Eddy’s advice on the matter, she simply stated that the Monitor could publish weather reports as predictions only, which did not prevent anyone from being responsive to God’s law.
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