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Be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create. — Isaiah 65:18 Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the  Christian Science Quarterly ®   Bible Lessons “.

Be an Ananias

Crime has recently dropped in New York City, and some say it’s because of a shift in thinking about policing. The Monitor’ s editorial board writes: “If police view gang leaders … as capable of a life without crime, then the gang leaders might not see themselves as criminals.

The Big Apple’s big drop in crime

It’s an odd question: Should police be fighting criminals—or crime? Yet in today’s law enforcement, such a distinction between action and actor is not seen as odd. And this might help explain why New York has achieved one of the lowest crimes rates the city has ever seen.

In perfect focus

A lot of cameras have something called autofocus. When you point the camera at an object, the camera automatically brings a fuzzy image into clear view.

Feeling the effects of Christian Science

I began to feel the effects of Christian Science less than half an hour after finding it in 1993, which brings to mind a statement by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy: “The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the ‘still, small voice’ of Truth uttering itself” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

Meeting needs of all kinds

Christ Jesus tells us, “Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” ( Matthew 6:8 ). So, what specific “things” might this refer to? It can seem that our needs are fully met when we receive something physically tangible: a job, a car, a coat, and so on.

You can never be obsolete

Changes in the job market as a result of advances in technology may make one question one’s individual worth. If machines can do all the work better and faster, what are we good for? And if we’re facing the need to find new employment, or a whole new line of work, we may wonder: Am I too old to learn a new skill? How can I find the money to pay for training? Can I get by on a lower salary? Will anyone want to hire me at my age?  Reassuring answers to questions such as these can seem out of reach as long as we’re looking at employment only from a material perspective.

Spiritual innocence brings freedom

We do not even know her name. All we know about the little girl is that Syrian soldiers captured her, and that she became a slave of their commander’s wife.

Campus safety and ‘Truth’s motto’

As a professor with an active class schedule, I took special note when national news reports described violence in college classrooms. I began to carefully consider my responsibility for the safety of the students.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast Church—always new and healing by Bill Moody Hear how you can discover the “divine energy of Spirit” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures , p. 249 ), which brings newness and freshness into your church work and your life.