A Christian Science lecture on a college campus marked a first for us.
Our branch church had been struggling with a challenge many churches face when giving a lecture: Lots of effort goes into organizing one in order to share divine Science with neighbors, friends, and community, yet with little success when judged by actual attendance.
This year we didn’t start with a plan. Rather we held to a simple but profound faith in the truth of Mary Baker Eddy’s insight that “the intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man” (Science and Health, p. 284). This freed us from a false responsibility to “give” a lecture. It empowered us to know the lecture would be given and received, and we would be blessed for our efforts. We shifted our thinking from considering a lecture as a specific event and instead saw it as a way we could share an ongoing relationship with our community. We just cherished the desire to have a truly public lecture.