Envoys of The Mother Church

In one of our standard dictionaries an "envoy" is defined in part as "one dispatched upon an errand or mission; a commissioner; a messenger." In our day the eyes of the nations are constantly being turned towards conferences of worldwide import. Each envoy presents the views, the problems, and the difficulties of his own country, and seeks at the table of a common brotherhood to find help and perhaps a complete and satisfactory solution of these problems.

Each Christian Scientist may look upon himself or herself as such an envoy. Can we not feel that it is part of what Mrs. Eddy refers to as "the universal charge wherewith divine Love has entrusted us" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 155)? What are we representing? We are representing the organization of The Mother Church. It is in utilizing the truth underlying this organization that our protection from every kind of evil lies. Only as we are alert and active members of this organization can we adequately represent the great Cause for which we stand. This Cause is designed to bring "glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." The birth of the human Jesus, who was to bring the Christ to human consciousness, was heralded by this song of peace and good will to mankind. As envoys of this great Cause we are enjoined to claim this benediction for the world. To be good envoys we must first love and understand the Cause which we represent. We must see that we are active and alert, not slothful and negative. Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me." In these words there is indeed a clarion call.

True Attraction
September 16, 1933

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