Informing the Community

A necessary step in preparing to sponsor a Christian Science lecture is that of informing the community. The word "inform" means to acquaint, tell, notify, enlighten, or advise. So we are desirous of telling our community of the practicality of Christian Science; to notify our community that a lecture on Christian Science is to be given; and to acquaint or to enlighten our community with the fact that the ever-present Christ is here and that the teachings of the prophets and of Jesus are just as applicable and demonstrable now as they were centuries ago.

One might say that each member of the church that is sponsoring the lecture informs or tells the community of Christian Science as he goes about his daily activities. The individual engaged in business who starts each day with a study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly starts with the fact that the healing Christ is here and with a serene assurance that good only is unfolding everywhere. He is then able to deny existence, force, or authority to anger, irritation, confusion, partiality, or any other unpleasant quality, if it attempts to gain admittance into his consciousness.

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