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The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church.
A ‘beam’ removed
A few years ago I was on our church’s lecture committee. We all wanted to have more love for our community even before the lecture took place, so we made a commitment to deeply pray for our community each day. We promised each other that we would jot down a few ideas from our prayers and share them at each lecture committee meeting.
I was happy to do this. However, at the next lecture meeting, I was the only one who had done this work and had anything to share. This happened again at the next lecture meeting. No one else brought any ideas.
I felt that I heard God say to me, “Oh, so you’re willing to pray for your community, but you’re not willing to pray for your own church?”
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Louise White is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher in Grafton, Wisconsin. She teaches in San Diego, California.
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