Our Heart's Temple

Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, sent the following commendatory message to a branch church at the time of its dedication (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 195): "The praiseworthy success of this church, and its united efforts to build an edifice in which to worship the infinite, sprang from the temples erected first in the hearts of its members—the unselfed love that builds without hands, eternal in the heaven of Spirit. God grant that this unity remain, and that you continue to build, rebuild, adorn, and fill these spiritual temples with grace, Truth, Life, and Love."

With these loving, yet arousing words in thought, let us look within our hearts and consider the temple we are erecting therein. On what is it founded? What is the quality of its walls, its adornment? With what is it filled? Many students of Christian Science have found that the work involved in building and dedicating branch church edifices has afforded them an excellent opportunity for this spiritual construction. Others, having become members of dedicated churches, need not let themselves be deprived of this inspiring and fruitful work.

A Seven-Word Solution
September 16, 1944

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