The Joys of Ushering

Those who unite with the Church of Christ, Scientist, have the great privilege of taking part in its activities. In the Manual of The Mother Church our revered Leader tells us (Art. VIII, Sect. 15), "God requires our whole heart, and He supplies within the wide channels of The Mother Church dutiful and sufficient occupation for all its members." How joyous to know that there is, indeed, work for "all its members"! How that disposes of the suggestion that, because some have certain work to perform, there may be nothing left for others to do! How deeply grateful may be our hearts that there is occupation for all in Love's vineyard!

One of the inspiring and uplifting channels for service is that of ushering; its influence is far-reaching, and it plays an important part in church work. To realize that an usher is perhaps the first Christian Scientist an inquirer may meet, impels an usher to do preliminary metaphysical work well, so that his or her light may shine and the impartial love expressed to the stranger be keenly felt; then the sick, the sinning, and the weary who have been attracted to our doors, entering, will find rest and healing.

Christian Science Gives True Hope
September 9, 1933

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