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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. 

Church is like a box of rocks

From the April 25, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Church is like a box of rocks—that simple comparison has given me courage and strength to work through some pretty tough patches of church membership. We all know what happens when a bunch of rocks are placed in a container and shaken long and hard enough—the rough edges are worn away.