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From the June 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THINK ABOUT IT THIS WAY. You're a student at a university and you've been given the week's lesson by a history professor. Would it occur to you to study the lesson without going back to your textbook to put the lesson into a context that would undergird your study? No way.

Well, then here's my next question: When was the last time you sat down with your pastor? I'm of course talking about the two books that the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, designated pastor of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Have you gotten into the habit of doing your weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson from the portable Study Edition, attending to it daily—even dutifully—and then slipping it into your bag, your briefcase, or your backpack, satisfied that the day's spiritual study is done?

If the answer is yes, then you've ignored the source of that sermon—our pastor!