The Christian Science Usher

Every activity in support of the Cause of Christian Science, as established by its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, is intended primarily to heal; for healing, through bringing to mankind the right understanding of God, is the natural effect of Christian Science. Each activity of the Christian Science church, therefore, may be thought of as having its purpose and plan in this healing, and to the extent that healing is accomplished, does each activity fulfill the intention of our Leader.

To serve as usher in a Christian Science church is a very great privilege, and one that, rightly used, will bring healing to the usher, to his church, and to those attending it. This service means far more than merely showing members and visitors to their seats and taking the collection. That is necessary, and should be done quietly and efficiently; but the mere physical activity is the smallest part of the work. The real meaning of the work in its higher sense may well be condensed into one word from the dictionary definition of usher, and that word is "harbinger."

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