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THE INSPIRED READER

From the November 1963 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Great joy and reward come from finding out by experience more of the meaning of familiar citations from the Scriptures and from Mrs. Eddy's writings.

Opportunities for growth in spiritual understanding are vast for Readers in Christian Science churches. The daily study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Quarterly takes on a new light for the earnest student who seeks a spiritual understanding of the message it contains. Each day's study presents an opportunity to refute repetition, dullness, apathy, and other aggressive suggestions that would tend to cloud the rightful and joyous pursuit of spiritual understanding. As one views a work of art from many angles in order to enjoy its full beauty and detail, so one can ponder an ageless truth and find ever-fresh meanings and applications of it.

In Miscellany is a letter Mrs. Eddy once wrote to a First Reader. In it she counsels, "Put on the robes of Christ, and you will be lifted up and will draw all men unto you" (p. 247). And she also asks this searching question: "Do you come to your little flock so filled with divine food that you cast your bread upon the waters?" Those partaking of this "divine food" find in it the energy of Spirit.

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