Caring for humanity: Christian Science nursing

Is Christian Science nursing really necessary?

For those who have witnessed its healing benefits or enjoyed a rewarding career as a nurse the question is heartily answered "yes!" But for others it may present a contradiction of terms. They may not understand the connection between the words "Christian Science" and "nurse."

Christian Science nursing is synonymous with caring for humanity in a Christianly scientific way, and it is vital for us to understand its purpose and function. This care supports those who are depending radically on Christian Science treatment for healing. Nursing is a divinely inspired activity provided for by Mrs. Eddy in the Manual of The Mother Church. Here she states, "A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick." Man., Art. VIII, Sect. 31.

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Moments of grace
November 28, 1983

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