The Monitor’ s editorial “ How debt mercy helps drive US recovery ” (CSMonitor. com, January 6, 2015) is an encouraging comment on the power of forgiveness to promote the well-being of individuals and society as a whole.
When I was a little kid, I sometimes had nightmares so scary that I’d wake up in the middle of the night. When this happened, I’d think back to some helpful things I was learning in Sunday School.
There was a period years ago when outwardly it seemed that I was completely happy. However, underneath I felt an underlying concern that I did not “know” enough or have enough spiritual understanding to address my children’s health completely through a reliance on scientific prayer.
We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity. —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
Years ago, I received an angry email from an acquaintance who was furious with me for some actions I had taken. He assaulted my character, slandered my record, attacked my religion, and threatened to exact ugly revenge if I didn’t retract my decision and obey his demands.
Growing up right next to a lake, I loved taking my family’s rowboat out on summer mornings. One day years ago, I rowed out to a big island in the middle of the lake.
I’ve found that being a parent is an incredible spiritual journey. From cherishing the new member of the family before the arrival, to holding the baby for the first time, to watching the infant’s individuality shine as he grows—the sense of expectancy and joy is nearly indescribable.
Many of us enjoy being hospitable. But to be a good host or hostess, first of all, requires an effort to carefully consider whom we are inviting into our home.
Christian Science Sentinel Freedom from fear of volunteering in prison by Marsha Pecaut “Spiritual liberty is a God-given right for all, including both inmates and chaplains—and guards, too. Praying to recognize and protect this right frees us from fear, willfulness, and complacency.
Recognizing God’s love and care for all His children melts conflict.