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A Good Friendship
All too often I would get in an argument with a certain friend, usually because we were jealous of each other. This childishness had come between us for two years. She would try to outdo everything I did. I thought she should grow up and stop being snobby to me, and she probably thought the same way about me. One night when the arguing started again, I became so frustrated and hurt that I decided this just couldn't go on any longer.
The next day I attended my Christian Science Sunday School class, and I told them about this problem with my friend. My Sunday School teacher told me I had to turn to God in prayer for the healing answer. I had to reverse, or turn about, every wrong mental suggestion.
For example, where there seemed to be inharmony, I tried to recognize God's infinite, harmonious atmosphere of good. When I was tempted to express hatred, revenge, and unfriendliness, I replaced them with the giving and sharing of true friendship, expressing God's love. Then I thought of how man reflects God's perfect qualities, such as harmony, joy, happiness, truthfulness, and loveliness, which constitute true friendship.
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BRYAN G. POPE
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CAROL CHAPIN LINDSEY
Patricia R. Allen
Making Obstacles Serve Our Growth
ELIZABETH E. SWEDER
J. Denis Glover
A Bridge of Love
WILLIAM A. BAXTER
No Longer Strangers
DESMOND E. MAC-KWASHIE
A Racist Christian?
HOWARD H. IRWIN
A Good Friendship
Elizabeth Baylog Read
Closing the Gaps in Our Lives
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Help for Innocent Victims
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Margaret V. Hukill
At the time I first learned of Christian Science, I was working...
William E. Moody with contributions from Jayne Ann Moody
How grateful I am for the hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal
Ruth Barlow Simons
At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family...
Elisa Porley de Pesce with contributions from Daniel Pesce