At the table with other Christians

“Our involvement in inter-Christian relations is about healing the belief that the healing activity of the Christ can be removed from Christianity and that the Christ can be divided,” says Beth Gibson, a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Victoria, British Columbia. Beth works with multifaith organizations on behalf of our branch church. 

Her comment reminded me of a sentence that Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “We must seek the undivided garment, the whole Christ, as our first proof of Christianity, for Christ, Truth, alone can furnish us with absolute evidence” (p. 142).

Bridge building with those of other faiths requires patience, a gentle humility of listening, and a willingness to learn and to acknowledge the healing presence of the Christ. This wholeness of Christ is the central theme of Christianity, and extending this thought, one can also see that this Christly garment covers all. 

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