TESTIMONIES FOR THANKSGIVING DAY

As we become interested in Christian Science, we learn how to worship spiritually and to cease to worship materially. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 140), "We worship spiritually, only as we cease to worship materially." In so doing, we find that spiritual beauty far transcends the beauty of ancient religious ceremonies.

What an occasion for beauty, for instance, is a harvest festival, with its graceful sheaves of grain, shiny red apples, bunches of purple grapes, and giant yellow pumpkins! Both achievement and color are represented in these offerings selected with care from the harvest of the year's toil and brought in thanksgiving to God. It has been the custom of mankind from time immemorial to return thanks to God for the fruits of the harvest. So in the Bible (Genesis 4) we read that Cain and Abel brought of their first fruits offerings to the Lord.

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