Material organization," says our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, in "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 45), "has its value and its peril." Then she goes on to explain: "After this material form of cohesion and fellowship has accomplished its end, continued organization retards spiritual growth, and should be laid off,—even as the corporeal organization deemed requisite in the first stages of mortal existence is finally laid off, in order to gain spiritual freedom and supremacy."

Now, what are the ends of organization which we are to fulfill ere we can know that the time has come to abandon such means in the prosecution of our appointed task? How shall the students who compose the great body of the organization known as the Christian Science church know when this organization has done its work, and fulfilled all the good ends leading to that higher spiritual unity wherein no organization is requisite? There are those who insist that the time for disorganization has already come. Yet as we look around upon the clamoring of the world at large, and hear the clarion call of the polyglot "Go to Church" movement, the outcome of the world's great awakening to the need of a better understanding of God and His Word, can we possibly think it is the voice of God which is calling for the disbandment of organized effort in Christian Science?

The Christian church is at this time the cement of society. The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes are, more than ever before, the universal nucleus about which the laws of the influential nations of the world are centered; and it is demonstrable that the closer a nation's laws approach to the spirit of these, the more evident and compelling is the leadership of the church.

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January 8, 1927

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