THIS MIGHT SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU. I looked out from the podium at the mere handful of participants in our small-church-with-the-big-auditorium just before announcing the "Good evening" part of our Wednesday testimony meeting—and my heart sank. I tried to use my spiritual eyes and ask God what He was seeing, but just then I couldn't. Instead, I decided to carefully listen to the message from the Bible and Science and Health and try to absorb what I was reading.
During the silence after the second hymn, a sentence of Mary Baker Eddy's— one of those, for me, milestone teachings of hers—popped into my head: "The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right." Science and Health, p. 368.
What is the highest right in this case? I asked myself. Life—rich, vibrant, productive, joyful, divine Life. I knew the Life that is God is the only Life we could experience here. And I knew that must be what God was seeing, too—not "a supposititious opposite," suggesting a low-energy meeting of a very faithful very few.