What a joy it is for the traveler to return to his home town and resume his usual activities! It is a particular privilege at such a time to attend the church where he has perhaps had the opportunity of serving over a period of years.

In the fourth chapter of Luke's Gospel we are told that Jesus returned to Nazareth, "where he had been brought up." Then follows this significant statement: "And, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read." Is it not apparent from this statement that Jesus went to the synagogue regularly, not only "where he had been brought up," but elsewhere too, for it says plainly that this was his custom?

Many Christian Scientists arrange their itineraries so that when they are traveling they can attend a Christian Science church every Wednesday and every Sunday. They feel at home immediately, for the order of service is thoroughly familiar to them and a warm friendliness is felt which emanates from an agreement on the answer to the fundamental question, "What is God?" Then, too, if they have learned to express their gratitude by serving the Cause of Christian Science, this out-of-town church attendance brings additional oppotunities. Just being there is serving, for it supports the activity of the church in that community. The spiritual meal which has been prepared for the Wednesday testimony meeting needs a receptive audience. A hostess would lose the joy of preparing food for invited friends if the guests failed to arrive. And so a well-attended testimony meeting is a right reward for the Reader, who has lovingly and sincerely prepared the selections to be read from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

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November 4, 1950

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