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From the March 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A Church membership that is engaged in a building program can be likened in many ways to early pioneers blazing trails over the mountains. Problems may seem big, challenging, and endless; but when the hardy, persistent pioneer spirit is combined with the spiritual understanding of Truth and Love, victory is assured.

Mrs. Eddy says in her sermon "Christian Healing" (p. 16), "See to it, O Christian Scientists, ye who have named the name of Christ with a higher meaning, that you abide by your statements, and abound in Love and Truth, for unless you do this you are not demonstrating the Science of metaphysical healing." Nowhere is it more important for Christian Scientists to "abound in Love and Truth" than in church building, for by Mrs. Eddy's definition in Science and Health (p. 583), the true "Church" is "the structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle."

It is right for communities to see Christian Science churches undertake building programs, for this is progress; and one act of progress speaks louder than a thousand words. Animal magnetism, resisting progress of any kind, would throw all sorts of obstacles and arguments in the way to prevent a church building program from even getting considered, let alone getting started.

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