Love and Gratitude Increase Their Utility

[Note: Extracts from reports prepared for the Reading Room Division by an executive board and a librarian]

Rogers, Arkansas

In October, 1949, the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rogers, Arkansas, a town of five thousand, voted to relocate their Christian Science Reading Room in downtown quarters. The Reading Room was then in a small room in the church edifice. The executive board appointed a committee to find a ground-floor location as soon as possible. Knowing that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 494), the committee set to work. While at times it seemed impossible to find a location, we knew that the right place would be available, for in Proverbs we read (3:5, 6): "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

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November 5, 1955

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