Active Witnesses

An active witness to Life, Truth, and Love does not need to look into a purse or bank account for life, food, and clothing; for a purse soon empties, and a bank account may be lost through some adverse circumstance. He turns away from these frail vessels as the source of his supply and looks toward that which is lasting, infallible, and incapable of giving out—limitless divine Mind! In the holy sanctuary of Mind, beliefs of sin, disease, and death are unknown. In this secret holy place the false evidence that man, God's image, can be sick, poor, or blind is lost in "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord," expressed by God's image here and now.

A loyal witness to Life, Truth, and Love is actively at work in the Father's vineyard. In this verdant place, where richest fruits are formed from bud and blossom, he is happily engaged in loving, doing good, giving all his energy and desire to the daily contemplation of "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." In this divine service he loses his trust in man-made laws of sin, disease, and death.

When Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, designed The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, "to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love" (Church Manual, p. 19), she called for active witnesses to work therein; and today valiant soldiers, busied in its varied necessary human activities, typing, accounting, selling, nursing, directing, as the case may be, are uniting with every member of The Mother Church throughout the world in the Leader's life purpose, as stated by her (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 207), "To impress humanity with the genuine recognition of practical, operative Christian Science."

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Constant Christian Militancy
September 18, 1937

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