And why is it a family affair?
Because whether writing articles or reading them, revising articles or editing them, Christian Scientists are engaged together in pursuits related to their own salvation and to the salvation of the world. Like family members whose varied interests are joined by common goals, Christian Scientists everywhere share a common goal in each day's activities, however diverse these activities may be—the goal of salvation from the entire lie of life, substance, and intelligence in matter. Striving to bury that lie about Life and grasp a little more every day of what it means to live sinlessly in Spirit, to know as the reflection of immortal Mind, to feel in Soul, love in Love—we begin to lose selfhood in matter and find it in Spirit.
Toward this end we also share the demand to take up arms against the carnal mind and its elements that make war on spiritual selfhood. Mrs. Eddy explains, "In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love,—which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death."Science and Health, p. 242.