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My First Patient-Me
The importance of dealing comprehensively with our own problems before we can adequately help others is pointed out by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health. She writes, "If you are yourself lost in the belief and fear of disease or sin, and if, knowing the remedy, you fail to use the energies of Mind in your own behalf, you can exercise little or no power for others' help." Science and Health, p. 455; And in Miscellaneous Writings she points out, "Our own vision must be clear to open the eyes of others, else the blind will lead the blind and both shall fall." Mis., p. 211;
An experienced Christian Scientist once helped me to see the value of taking sufficient time every day to gain a clear understanding of my own present, perfect, spiritual identity. I soon recognized that before I could successfully heal myself and others, I had to do this work on a regular basis.
Whether our practice of Christian Science is private or public, we each have ourselves as our first patient. As the practitioner on our own case, we need to make sure we are maintaining and protecting the spiritual sense of ourselves and our work.
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BRYAN G. POPE
My First Patient-Me
Our Interests— Do They Divide or Unite?
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
Immediate relief! That is what I experienced after twelve years...
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