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.

Talk about what you love

Recently, I was in Washington, DC, where I had a few appointments to talk with some legislators about Christian Science. (I am the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Illinois.) The night before, I was very afraid. I was concerned that I would say the wrong thing and it might hurt the Christian Science Church. About two in the morning, I remembered these words from Psalms: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Ps. 19:14).

That did it! I was no longer afraid or anxious. I would speak about God’s love for man. That I could do! I remembered what a friend told me a few months ago. He said that when we’re talking to the public about Christian Science, we’re just talking to one person about something we love.

It’s so easy to talk about things we love. I love baseball and my home team, the Chicago White Sox. I could talk about them forever. Other people love rap music, classical literature, vintage cars, or even a good recipe. They could talk about their loves just as long as I could. When we love something, it’s easy to talk about it.

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