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The best athlete
The same qualities that develop a great man or a great woman also develop a great athlete. Factors that determine good athletic performance include confidence, calmness, concentration, courage, and fearlessness. These factors are mental, not physical. They enhance one's performance, whereas fear, lack of concentration, and disturbance will detract from and interfere with it. One quality in particular brings out the best in all of us, no matter what worthwhile activity we're engaged in. Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, writes, "The best man or woman is the most unselfed." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 165;
It is perhaps more obvious that a team player can be unselfed, but what about the individual performer—the gymnast, wrestler, swimmer, or runner? Can he or she be unselfed, too? Whether on a team or competing as an individual, the athlete can view his sport as a team sport if he unites himself with God. Cause can't exist without effect, and vice versa. In Christian Science, God is cause; and man, as the expression of God, is effect. To be on God's side, to work and act in harmony with God, is to be, in a sense, on His team.
The power of prayer in competitive athletics
DONALD R. RIPPBERGER
ROSALIE E. DUNBAR
MAXINE LE PELLEY
The best athlete
DAVID LAWRENCE HAASE
Instant replay— through the lens of Spirit
JOHN LEWIS SELOVER
You don't need drugs
The exact likeness of Love
CYNTHIA ALYCE NEELY
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
Christliness—not hypnotism—gains victory
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Barbara Ann Bradley
"I was convinced that bodily conditions are not life-determining factors"
RUANNE Y. GENTRY with contributions from WILLARD O. GENTRY
Unsportsmanlike attitude yields to unity and brotherhood...
TONY VICTOR with contributions from KEITH W. PRESTON
Recurring skin complaint healed
ROWLAND D. GEORGE
"I asked my mother, 'Why did God make poison oak?'"
LIANNE CELESTE AMES