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Are we being entertained, or entertaining Christ?

From the January 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A friend of mine recently commented that if he wanted to be entertained, a Christian Science church service wouldn’t be the place to go. But if he wanted to think and be spiritually inspired, it was the perfect place.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, states in her textbook: “The time for thinkers has come” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. vii). So, I certainly understood and agreed with my friend’s comment. 

I began to wonder, though, if the quiet atmosphere of a Christian Science church service—minus the emotional fervor, musical performance, and personal preaching found in many other churches—can ever feel dull, or routine, either to newcomers or to those who have attended for years. And if so, how can we ensure our services radiate with the vibrancy, freshness, and spirit of Christ-healing that we expect to find at them each week?

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