Our Church

"Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality" (Science and Health, p. 261). This is our Leader's wise caution when evil seems in any degree real to us. The material concept or body that we call church, is but a symbol of the spiritual idea of church as understood in Christian Science. Only in the perfect concept can we find ourselves "members one of another."

When through the door of realization we enter the sanctuary of Spirit and breathe its holy calm, all material views, opinions, and desires fade away, and we joyfully exclaim, "I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." To materialize our concept of church is to lose sight of the true church and "dwell in the tents of wickedness." Even a faint realization of the "house not made with hands," eternal in the heaven of divine consciousness, is a benediction beyond words; and a complete turning aside from the material concept of church to the spiritual must in time heal the body politic of an untrue manifestation.

"Fowls of the air"
February 20, 1915

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