Sanctuaries of Healing

A Christian Science Reading Room is a place of refuge, a sanctuary where the qualities of Spirit, entertained in thought, heal and bless. Many individuals, studying there with sincerity and meekness, are gaining a spiritual understanding of their selfhood as children of God. They are thereby being freed from conditions that result from a false sense of identity.

Mrs. Eddy describes the leavening influence of Truth in this way: "The three measures of meal may well be likened to the false sense of life, substance, and intelligence, which says, I am sustained by bread, matter, instead of Mind. The spiritual leaven of divine Science changes this false sense, giving better views of Life; saying, Man's Life is God; and when this shall appear, it shall be 'the substance of things hoped for' " (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 175). And she continues, "The measure of Life shall increase by every spiritual touch, even as the leaven expands the loaf."

A woman came to a Reading Room to ask some searching questions about Christian Science. She had been healed of arthritis through reading Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. After being crippled to such an extent that she could not dress herself, she was completely free. She was eager to know more about this religion.

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June 6, 1964

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