The sky seems so much bigger when you’re in the middle of the ocean. Especially when it’s also the middle of the night.
I was headed to Europe! Along with a group of my fellow teenage tennis players, I would be spending three weeks participating in tennis tournaments in several different countries. One of the ideas I’ve learned from attending a Christian Science Sunday School is that God is our Father-Mother.
I’m an athlete. I love expressing freedom and dominion, as well as seeing it expressed all around me.
It was the day of our first soccer game of the season, and both the junior varsity and varsity teams were eagerly awaiting the end of school and the beginning of the game. I, on the other hand, was not.
The tears caught me by surprise. I’d been so pumped for the new school year and my classes, but on Monday morning my throat hurt and I felt a chill as I was getting dressed for the day.
“I can’t wait to go to college,” my friend told me. “Then I can do whatever I want.
This past summer I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Grenada on a trip with other teenagers who are Christian Scientists. It was an amazing experience! I felt so surrounded by divine Love everywhere I went, and I had many healing experiences throughout the trip.
We read in the Bible that when Jesus was arrested, Simon Peter, who was present and had a sword, drew it and cut off the ear of Malchus, the servant of the high priest. Then Jesus said to Peter, “Put up thy sword into the sheath” (see John 18:1–11 ).
In Sunday School earlier this year we were sharing things that had inspired us, and I heard myself saying, “Mary Baker Eddy is secretly fabulous!”—“fabulous” as in extraordinary, good, and wonderful. The teacher smiled and asked me to say more about what I meant by that.
It’s easy to think that we know ourselves better than anyone else knows us. However, over the past year or so, I’ve learned that God knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves.