Government Is Self-Government, by Margaret Laird
The Science of government is self-government and self-government is self-knowledge. Its premise is “There is but one Ego.” You will find many quotations from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy in this book. As a metaphysician devoted to the fact that “All is Mind,” I recognize her as a master metaphysician. I do not consider her a revelator or a leader, but another explorer in the realm of Mind, resolving the things of the flesh into the thoughts of the Spirit. Truth is its own self-revealing and self-revealing. According to a member of Mrs. Eddy’s household, one of her favorite Bible passages was Luke 16: 10 and 11: “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If, therefore, ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” In other words, in serving God, one serves mammon and in serving mammon, one serves God. If we deny the reality of the “outside,” we are forced to deny the reality of the “inside.”
I use the term “Christian Science” to mean “the discernment of spiritual facts,“ not to describe a denominational church group calling itself The Church of Christ, Scientist. The term was first used in 1859 by a clergyman of the Episcopal Church, who recognized that Christianity evolved from Science-a knowledge of first principles.