"She hath done what she could"

Christian Science branch churches are in various states and stages of development. Some have finished and dedicated structures, some have edifices only partly completed, others have not yet started to build; but Christian Scientists all know that, even before the first shovelful of sod is turned, the real Church, "the structure of Truth and Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 583 ), is already complete. Because church building in Christian Science is primarily a spiritually mental process, to make this fact appreciable to human consciousness is the real work of the builders.

So perhaps those of us, in our various fields of labor, who are endeavoring to establish the right idea of Church— "an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens"—will find much of value in connection with the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness, as recorded in the thirty-fifth chapter of Exodus. For in spite of the fact that the Israelites had but recently emerged from the Egyptian darkness of materiality, in spite of their past idolatries and backslidings, they had laid hold of some of those great fundamental truths which are essential to all safe building, whether in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty, or during the sojourn in the wilderness beyond the Red Sea.

Without Variableness
March 2, 1940

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