The Christian Science Lecture

OUR lectures have a very definite place in the Christian Science movement, their purpose primarily being to give to the public an understanding of Christian Science and a better knowledge of its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, in order that, through this enlightenment, mankind may be drawn to the Christ, Truth.

A study of our Leader's writings concerning lectures and The Christian Science Board of Lectureship convinces us of the importance she placed on this activity. In the instructions issued annually by this Board, members of branch churches are admonished never to allow the giving of lectures to become a mere matter of routine. We cannot remind ourselves too often that a Christian Science lecture is indeed an important occasion. Every church member should therefore be persistent and steadfast in his preparatory metaphysical work, that the ground may be made ready for this spiritual seed sowing.

We should refute all aggressive suggestions of defeatism, apathy, or unwillingness to progress, for it is God's will that all men shall know Him, "from the least of them unto the greatest of them." It is love and the lifting up of the Christ in consciousness that draw mankind to our lectures. Love, divine Mind, should call all those who come; and all should therefore express alertness, attentiveness, and receptivity. No suggestion of drowsiness, inertia, or apathy can prevent anyone from being blessed by the word that is given out by the speaker.

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The Value of True Recognition
August 26, 1939

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