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Love and church renewal

From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What can be said of coldness in the church, lack of caring, lack of spiritual affection? Do we rejoice spontaneously over the warmth and love we find in our church body? Or do we have cause for sadness? Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, was outspoken on this subject after addressing a communion service in The Mother Church in 1896. With compassionate realism she wrote to friends, "I find the general atmosphere of my church as cold and still as the marble floors.