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From the March 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The buzzword these days seems to be sustainable — especially on the West Coast of the United States, where I live. How do we create things—products, systems, organizations—that are sustainable?

Church is no exception; the underlying concern is always how to make it last. But to me, sustainability is about much more than building something lasting. I think it means figuring out how to keep something—or rather, the ideas at the heart of an institution or organization—fresh and vibrant and relevant. So that's what I ask myself about Church: How do I keep infusing the idea that is Church, and the ideas that support Church, into my life to a point where they're infinitely useful and moving me mentally and actually helping me progress in the way I live? How do I make Christian Science a living part of who I am and the way I think?

When we walk into church even just with a simple desire to be a witness to God's goodness, church becomes alive and vibrant.