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Being a witness for truth

When questioned by Pontius Pilate as to whether he was a king, Christ Jesus said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth” ( John 18:37 ).   As Jesus’ followers, as Christians, it follows that we also should bear witness to truth, to the highest degree we are able.

God’s protection in a flash flood

Mary Baker Eddy writes: “Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited” ( The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p.

The good worth holding on to

One time in a high school class, my teacher handed a student a coin. He told the student to squeeze the coin in his palm very tightly.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel A swift healing by Lane Partridge “My true identity is not a material body; I am spiritual, the perfect reflection of Spirit. ” for more, visit:  sentinel.

The humanitarian within each of us

It was deeply moving to read about the tender, generous, and courageous humanitarian efforts of the fishermen of Southeast Asia who rescued hundreds of people (see editorial on facing page). The account stirred me to consider the spiritual basis for our sense of humanity.

A radiant sunset

A radiant sunset, beautiful as blessings when they take their flight, dilates and kindles into rest. Thus will a life corrected illumine its own atmosphere with spiritual glow and understanding.

Back to playtime

I go to Christian Science Sunday School with my older brother at a Christian Science Society and rely on prayer for my healings.   One day I was cutting an apple with a knife when my mother was not at home.

Our Pastor’s healing ministry

Those who enter into a deep and sustained study of Christian Science discover that being a Christian Scientist is not a passive endeavor. It involves an active pursuit of Truth, which calls forth vigor and stamina in the one studying and praying.

Progress is a law

For centuries people have believed that to reach heaven and salvation, they should suffer and be poor. But such thoughts about God are changing.

Rock climbing with strength and grace

It was late spring some years ago, and my daughter was going to be a mountain guide in the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Yosemite National Park. She wanted to climb some new routes that she knew she’d have to take clients on.