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Am I doing my part?

Healing and Church

From the December 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal


How much do we love our church? How much healing is in our concept of it? Are we lifting our gaze beyond the externals— beyond the traditional steepled building, the impressive monument to religion that is pointed out to the city's visitor, beyond even the simple, small room that holds a few earnest worshipers? Are any of these truly "Church"? Natural and popular expressions, yes, but only symbols, nevertheless. Is there even one word describing any of these outward symbols in the definition of "Church" in the Christian Science textbook? Mrs.