A subscriber recently urged us not to forget “the Christian Science readership” by writing in a way that is accessible to newcomers, adding: “Isn’t it a form of malpractice to believe the newcomer can’t understand certain things?”
We certainly cherish our regular readers. Thank you all! And yes, it would be incorrect to presume those new to Christian Science can’t understand the metaphysical ideas at its core. All humanity is inherently capable of comprehending and practicing Christian Science. But it is also compassionate to care about the way ideas are presented to those unfamiliar with them. Christ Jesus spoke to crowds in parables using everyday experiences they were familiar with like sowing seeds, the relationship of a shepherd to his sheep, the joy of a housewife sweeping her home to find a lost coin, and negotiating the hierarchy of the seating plan in a wedding banquet.