Consulting the pastor

I thought, when I attended a Sunday service with my grandmother at her branch Church of Christ, Scientist, that the church had no pastor—just two people reading from two books. That seemed a bit unusual to me, but what was read from those books caught my attention to the point where I wanted to learn more. 

One of those books was the Bible (which I had a copy of), but I wasn’t familiar with the other book. Then one day on my way to my summer job, instead of just walking by the Christian Science Reading Room as I had done many times before, I stopped to view the window display. It featured those two books open side by side with passages marked in each—passages that spoke together as a singular, very engaging, message—and I went in to explore.

After settling in a chair in the study area and reading from those books for a while, I bought a copy of the second book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. After that, I became thoroughly engaged in reading these books each night before turning out the lights. And somewhere along the line, after I had been doing this for a while, I learned what I was actually doing: I was consulting with the pastor of my grandmother’s church!

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