Share the recipe

Sharing freely with our neighbors and fellow church members is a form of loving.

For several years we had a friend and neighbor who, when she baked apple pies, would occasionally send one of her boys over with a whole pie. They were delicious and always had just the right amount of spices. We appreciated the thoughtfulness and love in this sharing. And, of course, we also tried to do nice things for this family.

Haven't we all at one time or another wanted to share something with a friend or neighbor? Or even with a stranger we might be talking to? Maybe we've found a new vacation spot, perhaps a great new book, a recording, or a new recipe. Or we could have had an enlightening thought that was so helpful to us we felt we wanted to share it with another. In a similar way, don't we usually enjoy hearing and sharing the joyful experiences of others? Their inspiration? Isn't this sharing a form of love?

I recall one Wednesday evening I was enjoying visiting a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, in a distant city. These Wednesday testimony meetings at Christian Science churches—open to everyone—are times when those attending have opportunities to share. These testimonies of gratitude may relate the healing of a physical illness, a meeting of a need for employment, a healing of a human relationship problem, or perhaps an explanation of the enlightenment found in studying the Bible in conjunction with the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science and established The Church of Christ, Scientist.

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Safety under God's law
June 12, 1989

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