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Wings of joy

Birds have long been symbols of upward-soaring joy, freedom, buoyancy, and vibrant living. What a joyful melody comes from the western meadowlark as he sings on the wing! This hints the unlabored joy and unfettered freedom of spiritual sense and of ascending thought.

God doesn’t make bullies

When I first went to school, there were two boys who were mean, sometimes three. I tried to play with them but they pushed me down.

A firm foundation for the healing practice

When the heart yearns for divine Love’s guidance, we can be assured of being gently directed to where we need to be, and when we need to be there. Spiritual growth accompanies all of our desires Spiritward, and divine inspiration never leaves us in a rut or treading endlessly through old ways of thinking.

And as a mirror shows us

And as a mirror shows us A likeness clear and bright, So God forever sees His child Revealed in radiant light. —Based on the Danish of Bernhard S.

‘Love thy neighbour’—practical and possible

To follow Christ Jesus’ example and love unselfishly is one of the most important leadings in Christian practice and healing. Mary Baker Eddy uses many terms to impress upon her followers the importance of this.

Divine Love dissolves differences

Recently I was swimming at our local sports club when I heard two men talking loudly and agitatedly. I poked my head out of the water long enough to see them standing at the end of one lane in a heated discussion.

Joy and dominion

When I was growing up, almost every conversation I had with my mother about how to approach a challenge through prayer included her sweet reminder that often joy comes before dominion in our demonstration of Christian healing. And one of my favorite hymns says:  O perfect Mind, reveal Thy likeness true,  That higher selfhood which we all must prove, Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.

On the web

The Christian Science Journal Our home in God by Chris Motta “I really turned wholeheartedly to God. This Bible passage came to mind: ‘In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.

Online discussions and spiritual discernment

Comments concerning news articles discussed on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and in other social media sometimes turn into arguments. People may have strong opinions that put them in conflict with comments others have made, and they feel they must respond.

Is it all in your thinking?

Christian Science practitioners hear patients say, when troubled with an illness or other problem, “I know it’s all in my own thought. ” Such individuals are cruel to themselves.