Divine Guidance in Church Elections

IN the Manual of The Mother Church (Art. VIII, Sect. 1) Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "Neither animosity nor mere personal attachment should impel the motives or acts of the members of The Mother Church. In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love, in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness, charitableness, and forgiveness. The members of this Church should daily watch and pray to be delivered from all evil, from prophesying, judging, condemning, counseling, influencing or being influenced erroneously."

Students of Christian Science, as they progress in the study and practice of this Science, learn that it is necessary constantly to watch whether they are being influenced by the divine Mind or by the so-called human mind in their various undertakings, and the development of such spiritual discernment and of a spontaneous willingness to be guided thereby protects them from making mistakes.

We should consider no question too small or too insignificant for us to seek divine guidance on it. Thought lifted to God in small things will naturally turn to Him in larger and more important affairs; and this is especially true in church activities.

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