Receiving and Giving

Occasionally a testimony appears in the Sentinel in which the writer mentions regret at being unable to go to church because of living in an isolated place or where there are no other Scientists. Does it ever occur to Christian Scientists who are not thus limited, what a privilege is theirs in living where they can attend not only one but ofttimes two services; and do they ever question whether they are availing themselves of this privilege as they should each Sunday? If so, there is surely an opportunity to show their appreciation by attending not merely the Sunday morning service, but also the one held in the afternoon or evening.

In some of the churches that find it necessary to hold two services in order to accommodate all who desire to attend, the second service seems to be looked upon by some Christian Scientists as designed more especially for those who may find it inconvenient to attend church in the morning. The extra service is, however, held to benefit and bless all who can avail themselves of the privilege of attendance, and as Christian Scientists we can by no means afford to neglect it. Would it not be well, then, for those of us who have any doubt on the subject, to take up the matter prayerfully, in order to decide the question in the right way?

"Ye must be born again"
January 30, 1915

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