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[Original article in German]
"Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth," says the Psalmist. The Christian Scientist agrees with him wholeheartedly, for after he has attended for several years the services of a branch church, it becomes increasingly apparent to him what blessings they have brought into his life. He recalls the instruction, inspiration, joy, and peace which he has received at these services, and remembers how often, after he has attended a Wednesday evening meeting, oppressed perhaps by the burden and toil of the day, or worried by some problem, he has come away filled with new courage and a restored sense of poise, invigorated by the words heard from the desk, and by the experiences of those who have testified to the healing power of Christian Science.
What is more natural than that such gratitude should awaken a desire on his part to do his share in the great work of spreading the joyous message of Christian Science? Such desire may open the way for him to serve as an usher in his branch church, and with joy he will welcome this opportunity to prove that he can be useful to the movement.
What qualities should a good usher express? He should be loving, orderly, and prompt; alert, calm, and composed; and he should consistently do his metaphysical work. This may not always be found easy. Sometimes the ushers may have to come to their ushering straight from their businesses. A new usher may ask himself, How shall I always be ready to radiate the spiritual atmosphere so much needed in ushering, in order to help those who are weary and heavy-laden, those who may be coming to the church for the first time?
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