How to Attract the Receptive Thought to Our Churches

[This is the third of five addresses given at the meeting in the Extension of The Mother Church on June 10, 1959. Another address will appear next week.]

In a letter to a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, Mary Baker Eddy states (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 155), "Forget self in laboring for mankind; then will you woo the weary wanderer to your door, win the pilgrim and stranger to your church, and find access to the heart of humanity." If we would attract the receptive thought to our churches, let us heed this admonition from our Leader: "Forget self in laboring for mankind."

The world needs Christian Science, though it is largely unaware that the promised Comforter has come. Blinded by ignorance, it looks for the Science of being in every place but the right place. Christian Science alone can satisfy this need. Assuredly we are making progress. But we need to do more. We are capable of doing more. Our task is to recognize this and to support our church by working unselfishly to share what we have.

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