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ENLARGEMENT OF OUR BORDERS

From the June 1930 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Christian Scientists always experience a sense of joy and gratification when they read the Annual Report of The Mother Church showing the progress of our Cause as indicated, partly, by the increase in the number of churches and societies throughout the field.

Many participated in the triumph as the original edifice of The Mother Church, despite the onslaughts of mortal mind, was completed, a symbol of "the structure of Truth and Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 583). This event seemed to touch the heights and depths of human experience. The conflict between good and evil continued until the memorable morning of the dedication. The result far exceeded the hopes of the faithful workers who, as they toiled with unceasing prayer, were sustained and encouraged by our beloved Leader, whose vision pierced the heavy clouds of materiality and embraced the truth of the supremacy of good.

Scarcely was this stupendous work accomplished when Mrs. Eddy made it clear that divine Love would again enlarge the borders of The Mother Church. There was in her thought no inertia, that state which so often follows a material sense of victory; no cessation of work, but a greater desire to carry on the holy Cause which God had intrusted to her leadership. With the passing years, groups of loyal students gathered together and still further enlarged the borders, establishing for themselves church homes as loyal branches of the parent vine, sometimes as the first Christian Science church in a community, and many times, especially in recent years, as the result of the overflow of a church that had borne much fruit and could no longer provide for all who wished to gather within its walls.

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