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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

Christ's call to the stranger

On occasion the Journal will republish articles from past issues that have particular significance today for our readers. The following article, which echoes the message of this year’s Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, was first published in our October 1959 issue.  

From the September 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” These words found in Isaiah (55:1) typify the call of the Christ, God’s divine manifestation or ideal, to suffering humanity throughout all ages.

The Christ, Truth, brings to mankind the demonstrable understanding of the spiritual man’s identity as the son of God. It reveals that man, God’s image and likeness, forever reflects the qualities of divine Love and is indestructible, abundantly supplied with good, and eternally safe in the Father’s care.

The sick and sorrowing, those bending beneath a load of care or longing for freedom from some crippling, enslaving, limiting condition, may be strangers to the truths of God and man, but all may hear Christ’s call and by responding to it may be healed and satisfied.

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