Dedication

Truly the desire to dedicate a Christian Science church edifice is a worthy desire, one that can be achieved through individual and collective right thinking and activity. As a necessary preparatory step, there must be a spiritual understanding of the real Church, which our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, defines in part, on page 583 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as "the structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." When we have recognized the meaning of the real Church, we shall understand the further definition, "The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick."

What is our part as adherents of the Church which is to elevate the race? We must live Christian Science. Our outward action must come from a great love for Church and a sincere desire to serve, expressed—among other things—in regular attendance at the services and business meetings, in thoughts that bless and heal, keeping free from unhelpful criticism, in subscribing for and reading the Christian Science periodicals, and in earnest study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy.

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