A Christian Science lecture is about healing. It’s about healing of all kinds, from physical healing and a whole new sense of what’s possible, real, and good, to hearts set on fire for the power of God uplifting all humanity. (See last year’s article in the August Journal to find out more.)
While it might seem as though a lecture is the cause of healing, I’ve come to see lectures more as the effect of the healing Comforter, which Christ Jesus described as the spirit of Truth that would teach us all things, guide us into all truth, and remind us of everything he told us (see John 14—16). This Comforter is constantly lifting everyone, everywhere, to new views of God and reality. Mary Baker Eddy identified it as divine Science, the Science of Christ—an explanation and understanding of God with us, reaching all humanity. The Comforter is the true impetus of the lecture and of the healing that comes from it.
Recognizing a lecture as a natural expression of the Comforter actually guides us in organizing a lecture most effectively.