I have a dog called Pintado (which means “Spotty” in English). He used to live on the streets, and he was very skinny and poorly cared for.
Years ago when I lived in the San Diego area in California, one of my favorite pastimes was walking on the beach. During one of these walks I prayed to be able to serve my Christian Science branch church in a new, different way.
I was raised in the Christian Science Sunday School but drifted away after high school during the social upheavals of the ’60s. After a decade of experimentation with elements of the counterculture, I began searching for a better sense of identity and purpose.
Recently I watched a young girl climbing over some large bumpy rocks. The adult who was with her called out instructions that were designed to keep her from falling.
At a time when people everywhere seem to be trying to find their right place—in a job, a school, a sports team, a community—it’s reassuring to know that there’s a law of God, divine Mind, applicable to placement that leaves nothing to chance. Christian Science explains that this law is rooted in spiritual reality, in the allness of Mind and its ideas.
I have found the old adage “There are no atheists in a foxhole” to be true. When everything around us offers no help, or we feel helpless, we find ourselves letting go of the notion that we can do something of our own will, and then we place our lives completely in God’s hands.
It could be said that Christ Jesus won hearts to God through his healing ministry. Christ-healing is the Father’s means of convincing us that we are in fact His, and that we are dearly loved.
The Christian Science Journal A higher view by Judy Platz “I had occasionally dipped into Science and Health over the years, reading small passages here and there, but after I followed my grandmother’s advice, along with reading the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson each day, I began to notice beautiful changes in my life that I continue to be so grateful for. ” for more, visit: journal.