"Tell it like it is!"

[For young adults]

A student of Christian Science became actively involved in the rehabilitation of a small poverty-stricken community of twenty-six families. Timely articles in the current Christian Science periodicals gave much weight to her decision to help both spiritually and humanly with the problem at hand. She was especially encouraged by the statement of Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health: "The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good." Science and Health, p. 518;

As the project got under way, she felt, in this instance, self-conscious about being one of the minority race in the group of workers. But she gradually overcame this as she persistently claimed that God is truly the only Father of all, the only I, the only Ego, the only Us. Daily she affirmed that not only she but each person with whom she came in contact expressed the completeness of that Ego, or Mind, and was the embodiment of all that is intelligent, good, beautiful, and loving. She claimed these God-given qualities as the true identity of every man everywhere, regardless of race, color, creed, or background, and gratefully acknowledged the rapport that was rapidly established not only with her co-workers but also with those in need of assistance, some of whom had first appeared apathetic or distrustful.

As a further result of her aligning her thought with omnipotent Mind, she was strengthened to undertake physical labor that would have been otherwise impossible, and most assuredly distasteful. She grew to understand the background of those around her better and became more sensitive to their great yearning to be understood.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Breaking the Smoking Habit
December 6, 1969

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.