To the Christian Scientist, commemoration is a spiritual experience, a renewal of consecrated resolve to bear witness to and prove worthy in thought and deed of that which memory links with the noblest and the best. This acknowledgment, this tribute to reality, gratitude, and homage is not formal, traditional, or ceremonial. The purpose of such commemoration is to unfold a more profound and practical apprehension of that which is commemorated; to arouse thought to loftier praise and reverence for the source of all good. And this is achieved by expressing in individual character the beauty, the nobility and power which the Christ reveals.

In speaking of Jesus. Mary Baker Eddy writes on pages 90 and 91 of "Miscellaneous Writings." "His spiritually prepared breakfast, after his resurrection, and after his disciples had left their nets to follow him, is the spiritual communion which Christian Scientists celebrate in commemoration of the Christ."

Found—the Living Water
July 10, 1943

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