What I really love about the CS textbook is the way it talks to us on different degrees of metaphysics.
An example might be how on one hand everything is harmonious and perfect, implying no need for healing, on the other hand a very in depth account is given on exactly what healing is and what we need to do. It meets us where we are at.
Whilst this is very useful, these varying degrees should not be used to ignore certain problems or issues which arise. By saying things like “Dont worry, everything is fine” when clearly everything isn’t fine in someone’s conscious thought. A symptom needs to be handled.
In my opinion, it is very interesting to see the Mother Church denomination of Christian Science very quickly becoming a museum and library of a 19th century writer. It would be very foolish to ignore empty churches and to say that everything is fine. The majority opinion in this case is greater than the few individuals who may have enough scientific experience to try and work out the problem.
The Mother Church is largely irrelevant in CS as it has nothing to do with “authorizing” science or healing. It is peculiar then that we run to its publications seeking “inspiration” for healing from its self declared “authorized” individuals. By doing so we are giving it an identity of ecclesiastical hierarchy just as a young catholic may run to confession to have sins forgiven, shutting out new or fresh ideas or God with us. Naturally they exploit this by forcing a financial transaction online to give you access reducing further healing Efficacy.
Lets turn to God in his fullness, not a crumbling material building. Be expectant of inspiration everywhere.