One day I woke up with a sore neck, and couldn’t straighten it without having pain. I told my mum, so she said that I could stay home with her to rest.
T he Christian Science Monitor came into my life when I was a teenager and my dad subscribed to the then daily print edition. I have been forever grateful that a Christian Science practitioner pointed out to my dad the importance of this paper and he immediately subscribed, even though financial circumstances at that point would have said he could not afford it.
This originally appeared as a blog on time4thinkers. com with the following question as the title.
A while back, I took a six-week class on leadership. Our final project was to present a talk that addressed the statement, “I am a leader because ….
Recently, when I was striving for a better understanding of the protection that God, divine Love, affords to all His children, the thought came to me that we are all God’s protégés. This was less of a surprise to me as I recalled that the word protégé derives from the French for “protected,” but I found it appealing because of its freshness, simplicity, and practicality.
Today it can be easy to overlook the radical nature of being able to freely walk into a Christian Science church service and hear the pure Word of God because we stand at a point in human history where the freedom to listen to the Bible, and its spiritual interpretation, as found in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, has been won in many parts of the world. But this established freedom needs to be cherished and defended—and one subtle, deceptive thought to guard against is that hearing the rousing, healing Word of Truth is something that could possibly put people to sleep and thereby make it valueless.
Prayer in Christian Science is not only for oneself. If we are to realize the fullness of God’s blessings, we must look beyond ourselves and embrace everyone in our spiritual outreach.
The first mention of Church in the Bible came from Jesus after Peter identified him as “the Christ, the Son of the living God. ” This correct identification of Jesus’ eternal identity as the Christ explained his healing power, and Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (see Matthew 16:15–18 ).
Christian Science Sentinel Following Naaman’s example by Jenny Sawyer “I was struck by the way so many things in our lives would try to prevent us from having our healing ‘river moment’—that absolute submergence in divine Spirit, where there is nothing but the presence and power and knowledge of God. ” for more, visit: sentinel.