Week 25: "Church Alive seems to be saying that participation in church work is necessary for spiritual advancement. Where does that leave people who feel too ill or too old to do physical church work? Does that mean they are less spiritual than church workers? I don't think so. My experience is that the more “church work” people do, the less they’re interested in the true work of Christian Science, i.e. healing and loving their neighbors, as they are too busy on committees, etc. (I’ve been a church member for over 50 years.)"
Responses by Daniel Scott and Janet Clements. To some degree it depends what one means by church work. Church is all about loving our neighbor, elevating the race, and healing the sick. True church work is doing the true work of Christian Science collectively. No one is ever too ill or too old to engage in this kind of church work.