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Love for Church

From the October 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Serving God and Church is service to mankind. The love in one's heart widens affection and aids in establishing peace, love, and good in the world.

After her discovery of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy described the spiritual concept of Church: "The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." In the next paragraph she speaks of the institution that presents the true idea of Church to the world: "The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick." Science and Health, p. 583;

This definition of "Church" is a tremendously comforting promise. A better grasp of its meaning will lead us to a more joyful and satisfying existence through a better comprehension of God as divine Truth and Love. Active service in the human organization will provide many opportunities for spiritual growth.

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