Church Work: An Opportunity for Growth

What a glorious opportunity for spiritual growth working in the church organization affords! Church work well done brings growth in wisdom, experience, and understanding, because it strengthens the member's faith and trust in the spiritual realities of being and compels him to put the teachings of Christian Science into daily practice, whether he is filling a church office or serving on some committee.

We do not advance in mathematics by working out only the problems that are easy for us to solve. But we cannot help advancing if we master the more difficult ones. The members' consecrated work enables the church to exemplify that portion of the definition of "Church" in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy which reads (p. 583), "The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick."

Man's Life Is Changeless and Continuous
May 31, 1947

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