Climbing the Mountain

Have you ever felt that God only helps on certain occasions? That He's with you only part of the day or for certain problems and all other times you're on your own? That used to be my feeling until two summers ago when I attended a camp for Christian Scientists. There I saw Christian Science in action all the time and learned how to apply it to every situation.

Six months later, at age fifteen, in a self-reliance expedition for my corps training, I was able to put into practice what I had learned of Christian Science. This expedition was intended to prove that groups of two could survive for thirty-six hours in winter in the Scottish mountains.

Before setting out I studied in the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings the topic of "harmony," as I had heard that there were some serious disagreements on these expeditions. Harmony is a fundamental fact of God's kingdom, the spiritual reality where "all things work together for good." Rom. 8:28; One citation I found from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy says, "Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony." Science and Health, p. 169;

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