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.

Music — anointed with Love

Don’t we love it? What would our world be without the toe-tapping, heart-singing glory of music in all its vast genres? Jazz, classical, folk, rock, pop, ethnic, gospel, contemporary Christian, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, just to name a few!

There are 54 references to the word music in Mary Baker Eddy’s published writings. Have you caught this potent three-word statement in a talk she gave at the turn of the 20th century: “Music is divine” (Message to The Mother Church for 1900, p. 11)? Earlier, a compelling challenge is tucked into this same talk, “I want not only quality, quantity, and variation in tone, but the unction of Love.”

Testimony of Healing
Cat allergy healed
March 14, 2011

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