"Our midweek feasts"

In the second paragraph of her definition of "Church," on page 583 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy states, "The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility;" and in the Church Manual she has provided for testimony meetings, at which may be given expressions of gratitude for benefits received from Christian Science. Thousands of earnest seekers for Truth regularly attend these meetings held in Christian Science churches throughout the world. Someone has very aptly called these meetings "our midweek feasts."

Now a feast provides abundant and satisfying food. A Wednesday evening meeting is, therefore, a spiritual feast of praise, joy, inspiration, and gratitude for blessings received from God, the infinite source of all good. All are invited to partake of these spiritual feasts. The prophet Isaiah said, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." The right mental attitude of universal love maintained by the members of a church will draw to the feast those guests for whom it is prepared, and the latter will bring with them receptivity, gratitude, and responsiveness, and go away refreshed and satisfied.

Sowing and Reaping
March 5, 1938

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