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Face the storm
In some ways, material life offers a certain kind of ease. Certainly, individuals and societies must cope with challenges—inflation, crime, international tension. But mortal existence provides an array of little material shelters we can burrow into as a protection from stormy circumstances.
Whether difficulties involve health problems or inadequate income, fear or injustice, people retreat from the aggressions of materiality into what they hope will be more benign or perhaps safer forms of materiality. But the problem, of course, is that as long as mortal concepts appear to give us comfort, we'll not want to leave them behind. And we must begin relinquishing mortal concepts if we are to worship one God, immortal Spirit. A material sense of existence wants to be left alone. It wants to smooth over disruptions and keep things as undisturbed as possible.
Christian Science doesn't promise us that every difficulty will always be avoided. In fact, the very effect of divine Science is often to stir up the waters of life to disturb self-satisfied attitudes, apathy, stagnation.
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Are we shaking our "feather beds"?
EUNICE H. DIZER
Your role as a prophet
ANNA A. VINSON
6 Some words for good and evil
Purity is God-given
DAVID G. MUTCH
Neither captor nor captive
MARILYN JANE RIMMINGTON
Possible to you
MARION SHELDON PIERPONT
Emotions in the classroom
REMINGTON EDWARDS TWITCHELL
FLORA JAMES RUGGLES
"Not even a split second"
FRANK S. MOORMAN
The certainty of having what we need
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
Face the storm
NATHAN A. TALBOT
The way of worship
THEODORE L. CLAPP
Kailash D. Chopra
Christian Science has been my only physician for...
LILLIAN CLAESSON with contributions from DAVID CLAESSON
Several years ago I felt as if everything in the world was bad
JULIE MACKEY with contributions from GERDA PAUL
How often we intend to spend more time studying to spiritualize...
PAUL M. GUYER with contributions from FRANCELENE ANN GUYER
At one time my son came home after three years in the Navy
LOVIE PRESLEY CRUTCHER