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All are welcome
This inclusive phrase graces the signs of many houses of worship but seems especially fitting for Churches of Christ, Scientist, around the world. As a Church founded by a woman who knew what it was to be publicly criticized, marginalized, and even made homeless for her religious convictions, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and its branches open their doors to all humanity. It is an invitation without qualifications. Please, it says, come in.
There is nothing new in this warm welcome. Millennia ago Deuteronomy instructed: “Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt” (10:19). The hardship of one’s own experience should impel a compassion for others, cultivating a right relationship not just with our neighbor but with God, who is Love itself. Be expansive, be inclusive, be generous with what you have—this is what the Bible was establishing as a guiding precept for the children of Israel.
From the readers
Joan Nelson, Shirley Schmidt
On the web
Author Not Given
Modern-day disciples of Christ
Diane P. Dailey
Strengthening the affections needed for healing
Faith, love, and radical reliance
New Manager of Committees on Publication
from the Christian Science Board of Directors
Feeling loved—wherever you go
Unsightly growths gone
Throat healed, ability to sing restored
Arm healed after a fall
Healing of painful ribs
John Witney with contributions from Penny Witney
All are welcome