Holy Ground

Mary Baker Eddy , the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 260), "Pure Mind gives out an atmosphere that heals and saves." And in Exodus it is written that God said to Moses, "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." Those who are privileged to serve in a Christian Science Reading Room find these messages to be deep with meaning.

"Holy" is defined as "set apart to the service of Deity ... spiritually whole, sound, or perfect." Certain it is that one can never come into a realization of peace, joy, and harmony, if burdened with fear, envy, sadness, doubt, or any other of the many etceteras of evil which weigh one down. We must cast off these weights of mortal belief if we would become receptive to the good which is promised to God's children. How carefully should librarians and attendants prepare their thoughts for their Reading Room duties, by laying aside personal burdens and earth-weighted thoughts, so that, joyous and free, they may reflect the pure Mind which heals and saves!

Reading Room activity involves more or less clerical work, but when thought is imbued with love and inspiration this will be cheerfully done. One will also be guided to find the needed citations for a questioning guest, and to speak the right word. And when we truly love, as our beloved Leader makes clear in her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (p. 9), "Truth will arise in human thought with healing in its wings."

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September 30, 1939

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