A life of love

A friend shared an insight about the word institution in the definition of Church in Science and Health (p. 583). It was a definition I’ve yet to find, but like very much: “the significant living of an established law.” Science and Health speaks of Church as “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.” And I’ve been inspired to substitute that active sense of “institution” when thinking about Church. It reminds me that we are, I am, living Church—or not. 

Think about this: The Church is that “significant living of an established law,” which “affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race . . . .” Whenever any one of us is living the law of divine Love, Church is in action, and good results, including healing, are inevitable. 

Hit the snooze button on prayer? Not today!
January 17, 2011

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