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Reading Aloud

Its Metaphysical Basis

From the January 1977 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Someone once likened the Reader's position, as he reads from the desk in a Church of Christ, Scientist, to being in a plastic booth alone with God. But what about the people in the congregation? Where do they come in? Isn't the Reader a human being reading to other human beings? But if this is the case, what is going on spiritually? This was the question I had to answer when I was elected First Reader of a branch church.