A critical situation, or

In Search of They

We say it all the time: " 'They' say ...." "What do 'they' want?" "Who do 'they' think they are?"

Much more to the point: Who do I think "they" are?

Are "they" the ones who have opposite beliefs, opinions, or lifestyles from ours? Not necessarily. Many of my most critical thoughts are directed at fellow Christian Scientists. Why? Because most of those I deal with, on a daily basis, happen to be Christian Scientists. This one talks more of the Christ than she practices. That one is proud. Others appear to be impatient, sloppy, superficial, condescending.

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How I Use the Quarterly
January 15, 1977

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