THE READING ROOM—ITS SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICATION

In its spiritual significance, a Christian Science Reading Room is not a room bounded by four walls any more than a material edifice is the true Church or a physical body the real man. Christian Science teaches that where the senses testify to matter God is constituting and maintaining His own idea in all usefulness and beauty.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 583) Mary Baker Eddy defines Church in part as "the structure of Truth and Love: whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." Thus our Reading Room may be spiritually regarded as a sanctuary to which we may go for inspiration, the balm of healing, the unfoldment of divine facts, and uninterrupted communion with our one Father-Mother God. It typifies in some measure the secret place where care, worry, and fear are unknown and the quiet assurance of God's love and goodness is felt. The Christian Science Reading Room is akin to a spiritual haven furnished and prepared with right ideas, whose walls are salvation and whose gates are praise.

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