True Worship

True worship is not limited to attendance at church services. Far from it; for worship in its highest significance is nothing less than the reflection and demonstration of good through the understanding of God. Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 241 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin."

The Christian Scientist, then, is showing his devotion to God—is worshiping God—when he is destroying error; that is, healing disease, overcoming sin and all other forms of inharmony, through his knowledge of God and obedience to spiritual law. It is written in the book of Isaiah (58:6), "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?" And Micah (6:8) aptly puts it this way: "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

"The echo of Spirit"
July 17, 1937

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