Compassion Helps Heal Immorality

Several years ago we had a young woman visit our home. I had known this woman previously, but I was not prepared for the picture she presented. Her manner was rude. She was experimenting with drugs and dating a married man.

What was my reaction? Not a very good one, I must admit. I was shocked, and perhaps a bit self-righteous. It was quite some time later that I realized how negative, limited, and unhelpful my reaction had been. Christian Science shows us how to take a positive healing stand when confronted by the claims of sin—whether in ourselves or others. It shows us that evil is never in fact real. The Bible records no incident of Jesus carefully avoiding sinners. In fact, he was often criticized for being "a friend of publicans and sinners." Matt. 11:19;

Are You a Wise Bird?
April 6, 1974

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