I replied, "Wonderful! I am a visiting Christian Scientist, here to give a lecture on finding God."
"Really?" the second missionary, a young man from England, asked. "What time is the lecture, and where is it?"
Several hours later they came.
Those with me were interested in how easily I conversed with the missionaries and how readily I invited them to the lecture. I just followed Christ Jesus' example.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man..." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 476) He didn't limit his encounters to those of a singular religious order; he embraced those around him in the family of man and the science, or true knowledge, of God's good creation. He classified men by their inherent spirituality, by their inclusion in the family of Spirit, not by their nationality, color or creed. He spoke to men's hearts. And their hearts beat in rhythm with his. "Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way?" (Luke 24:32)
Our Mormon friends acknowledged that it was a good lecture - that they were touched by what they heard. They gifted the sponsoring church with a Book of Mormon and happily received a copy of Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health in return.
What's not to love when we encounter others, and allow them to encounter us, '"in Science"?
"Deeds, not words, are the sound test of love... " (from a letter by LEWIS D. STRANG, reprinted in First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, vii.)
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