CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
– Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
The pot is not the point
From the February 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal
I had this once-beautiful fern
hung in a dark corner
by a dark window.
Now years old—long and thin
it was neglected.
I often forgot to water it
or feed it
Never replenished the soil.
There was so much dieback,
yellowed fronds, leaves dropping
Get rid of it. Throw it out. Get a different one.
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