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There’s a juvenile detention center an hour from me that I’ve visited every few months for several years to do institutional committee work through my Christian Science branch church. My motive in visiting these young people is to share Christian Science with them and have an open discussion, not to teach or preach.
On a recent Friday, while driving home from a shift at my local Christian Science Reading Room, I was planning to stop by the center, but all I could think about was getting comfortable and staying home for the evening—not making the one-hour drive back into town.
I recognized that this tempting thought of being too tired to participate in a spiritually motivated activity was not from God, but was a suggestion from mortal mind. I prayed to see the Truth and knew, during the holiday season especially, it was right for me to visit the facility.
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