PRAYER ANSWERED—I found a way to help

MARY BAKER EDDY defined Church in part as "the structure of Truth and Love [God]" (Science and Health, p. 583). As my love for this spiritual concept of Church has continued to deepen and grow, I've found that my prayers in church—and my motives for being there—have more and more embraced my community and the world.

Prayer has naturally led me beyond my church doors, to minister to those who may never come through them. That definition of Church goes on to observe, "The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick." Entering into this concept of Church involves expressing God's love for all His children. More than a building with walls and doors, this Church reaches out to everyone, and I wanted to be more a part of it.

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