There's an old saying that you can't put your foot in the same river twice. The message conveyed is that whenever we enter a situation or engage an issue, we change it. In the context of our individual daily lives, any time we engage the world around us, we do not leave it where we found it!
Reflecting on the history of the Christian Science movement, we see important events that altered the course of human experience. Clearly the introduction of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy was a powerful event that has transformed countless lives. And the publication of Science and Health provided a solid basis for our Leader to, in her words, "organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing."Manual of The Mother Church, p. 17
The building of the Original Mother Church, followed shortly by the Extension, was another significant event. Later the building that houses The Christian Science Publishing Society was constructed to support the Publishing Society's mission of promoting the interests of Christian Science. During this entire period of history the members' concept of the Church of Christ, Scientist, was broadening. All of this inevitably had an impact on the world's thought, and mankind felt in some degree the power of the spiritual discovery made by Mrs. Eddy. These events permanently bless the human experience. The world continues to be changed by the Christian Science movement!
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