A Group of Wise Thinkers
by Mary Beth Singleterry
Many people today are asking themselves important questions. “What can I do to make the world a better place? What good would my efforts do?” In finding this church, you have found the answer to these questions, an answer to a deep longing to be of valuable service to God.
In Miscellany, page 162, Mrs. Eddy states, “A small group of wise thinkers is better than a wilderness of dullards and stronger than the might of empires.” God has brought together from the very far corners of the earth, a group of “wise thinkers.” A group dedicated to work day and night for the liberation of mankind from sin, disease, and death.
In the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham’s prayer was that if fifty or even ten righteous men could be found in Sodom, that city would be saved from destruction. In regard to this story Mrs. Eddy makes an interesting comment, “A life or nation is saved, in proportion to the predominance within of purity, patriotism, or other right motives; and this is the inner spiritual meaning of Abraham’s petition to God. If Sodom City had in it enough moral worth, it would be saved, not otherwise.” (C.S.J. #5)
The moral worth of this country is dependent on the right thinking of every individual. You are important! “A small group of wise thinkers” can change the course of history, and you can help make that difference. Now, more than ever, dedicated workers are needed. Come join us in this most important work. Hear Mrs. Eddy’s stirring words, “Will you doff your lavender-kid zeal and become real and consecrated warriors? Will you give yourselves wholly and irrevocably to the great work of establishing the truth, the gospel, and the Science which are necessary to the salvation of the world from error, sin, disease, and death? Answer at once and practically, and answer aright!” (Misc. Wr. p. 177)