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The Light of the Lesson-Sermon

From the July 1972 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Many have heard of the little church that depended on its congregation for light. It had no electric system or oil lamps, but when Sunday evenings were long and dark, the church was always bright. Each member brought a small oil lamp with him to the service. He lighted it as he entered the church, and as the church filled up with people, the glow increased, each flame contributing to the illumination for all.

So it is with our individual study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. Our inspiration while studying it, and the good we do as a result of this study, contributes to the whole light of understanding it brings.

The Lesson-Sermon, composed of citations from the Bible and from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, contains each week the answer to the day's needs. We cannot get the answer fully, however, except by looking into its deeper meaning, working with it until we are sure that we understand it clearly, and applying this understanding to handling our own and the world's needs.

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