Once while getting ready to attend a members’ meeting in my branch church, I heard a grumpy thought in my head that said, “Being a church member is no picnic!” Not a particularly healing or constructive observation, I quickly realized, so I took a moment to reconsider my understanding of and feeling for Church, which Mary Baker Eddy defined in part as “the structure of Truth and Love” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 583 ).
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