Helping The Mother Church

ASTUDENT of Christian Science and member of The Mother Church, traveling to Boston, asked herself as she was approaching her destination what purpose was being served in taking this journey. Was it merely to visit places of interest in connection with the Christian Science movement, to make new and interesting friends, to enjoy the services at The Mother Church, or to acquaint herself more closely with all the varied activities of the Cause at headquarters? In response to this self-questioning came the answer that she was first of all going to Boston as a right thinker. Whether she considered it or not, she was adding her own true thinking to that of all other Christian Scientists. And her going to Boston should, among other things, help to make it easier for those performing their duties there to realize the power and omnipotence of good.

The student was then led to turn to the Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 29), where Mrs. Eddy speaks of how reformers need the care of those who are willing to help them, and of how children are apt to forget what they owe to their parents, and how they sometimes return to the old home "not to help mother but to recruit themselves." Thus with appealing tenderness the great Leader of the Christian Science movement pleads with her followers to help her bear the burden of her stupendous discovery, and through loving obedience carry on her work of redeeming the world through Christian Science.

Cleansing and Purifying Thought
July 26, 1930

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