A friend said

You're a Christian Scientist. Tell me something.
At your testimony meeting last Wednesday night I heard someone say,
"I applied truth to the problem, and it went away." Is that like
putting on a bandage to cover up a real bad thing?

No, it isn't. Applying is denying—
that there can ever be a real bad thing,
because God is good, and God is All. It's like
washing a window, singing through tears,
pulling up weeds, dispelling one's fears.
Then, too, applying is supplying—
the truth that God is good, and God is here,
right where the bad things seem to be. It's like
filling a hole, threading a loom,
finding a chord, lighting a room.

So you see,
Science is no cover-up. It's a revelation
of actuality.

Mary Elizabeth G. Baker

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Lessons from the spotted flycatcher
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