By Tad Blake-Weber
That’s what we hope your visit is like when you browse and explore our website—as well as The Mary Baker Eddy Library itself. And whether you’re new to Mary Baker Eddy’s life, or already familiar with her, we hope you’ll get a sense of her spirit, too.
You may ask if this is possible to experience on a website. Why yes! My web design experience shows me so. For example, Mary Baker Eddy, from my perspective, was bright, inclusive, thoughtful, and organized. These are just a few of the qualities our web team hopes you can see and feel when visiting this website and discovering what our Library offers the public. Here’s one of my favorite Eddy quotes, and one I think encapsulates what the Library reveals about her life-motive:
The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good. —Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 518
As you may know this Library is dedicated to helping everyone know more about Mary Baker Eddy’s “…life, ideas, achievements, and legacy.” One of her most impressive achievements was bringing spirituality and healing to the forefront of thought and discussion. She did this through various channels. By healing people. Writing about healing. Starting a newspaper—in her 80’s no less—dedicated “’to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.’”
Like the Library’s namesake, our website is dedicated to helping people feel good. We hope you’ll feel great about our website because it helps you easily find how to visit us, explains how you can do research here, and offers easy access to our blogs. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll find feel-good content, updates, and more opportunities to engage with us.
We also hope that if there’s something about our website, or the Library itself, that you think needs improvement you’ll touch base with us and let us know. We’re always looking for ways to improve and make your experience better, whether in person and online. In the meantime, we hope you have fun browsing and exploring all that our Library has to offer.
Tad Blake-Weber is Web & Social Media Specialist at The Mary Baker Eddy Library