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"Well, yes, God is All, but..."
When a couple we know were rearing their children, they always tried to be open-minded and listen to the children's side of things. But occasionally a situation would arise where there was really only one side. Then they would have to take a firm stand. The children were apt to whine, "Yeh but, Dad. ..." Dad would reply, "No yehbuts this time!" "No yehbuts" got to be a family expression that meant, That's the end of this discussion. Period.
When I heard this explained one time, I thought, "What a good guideline for Christian Science treatment!" I was reminded of an experience I had while still a Sunday School pupil. I worked one summer at a retirement home for Christian Scientists, far from my own home and family. During the summer a problem came up that I couldn't seem to handle through my own prayers. One evening I asked my supervisor, an experienced Scientist, if she would help me. She readily agreed.
To me the problem seemed very complex. I thought it would need much discussion. I launched into an explanation of it and was just getting warmed up when my friend said quietly, "Just know that God is All." My explanation stopped mid-sentence. I thought, "Well, yes, God is All, but ..." Before I could say the words, however, I saw that my helper had closed her eyes. Firmly she repeated, "Just know that God is All."
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Staying in the Boat
GEORGE W. LEDBETTER
DONNA NALLEY RYBURN
Nina Rose Jackstadt
Divinely Spiritual Activity
Letting the Bugle Call Be Heard
JUDITH ANN HARDY
Adoption: A Spiritual Approach
DOROTHY F. GRAVES
No Ups and Downs
BARBARA J. PRESLER
The Way to Harmony
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
Nancy Hahn Fischer
Right the Inward, Fix the Outward
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Inventions We Can't Oppose
I have learned to rely daily on the teachings of Christian Science
Emil H. Coldewey with contributions from Gunilla Berglund
God healed my ankle because He is Love and loves me a lot...
Gabriel Humberto Garcia Vasquez with contributions from Chela Vasquez De Garcia
I would like to testify to some of the many experiences in our...
George L. E. Combes with contributions from Gary W. Drescher