True Service to Our Cause

To those who are taking their first steps in the study of Christian Science there no doubt often comes the thought: "Where can I best serve this cause, where and how may I do more for the Christian Science movement and church?" To this questioner, the one who has merely glimpsed real consciousness, there perhaps seems little for him to do, and he scarcely knows how to do that which may be assigned to him. Inasmuch, however, as the cause still needs propagating, and new churches are constantly being organized, is not this a natural inquiry? As all of our material activities must be preceded by right thinking in order to have results in right effects, it would perhaps not be amiss to point out one or two ways of serving our cause and church. First we must bring the right and scientific thought to bear upon the problem on hand, and as right thought must necessarily result in scientific and orderly activity on our present plane of existence, we will surely be guided to the place in the organization of which we may be members where we may truly serve to the best of our ability.

Mrs. Eddy has said, as part of the definition of church, on page 583 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that church is "the structure of Truth and Love." Then to build this structure in thought, let us look into our consciousness and try to discover what we can do for the upbuilding of this true edifice. We need not wait until a Wednesday meeting or Sunday service or a business meeting, but we can truly serve in the upbuilding of this structure each moment. In fact, the genuine Christian Scientist must constantly be at his mental post.

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