The neighborhood belongs to God

The Christian Science Monitor

The policeman at our front door said that our neighbor's house had been ransacked. Had we seen anyone or anything?

I felt cold all over. Our neighbor had asked me to keep an eye on his house while he was away. I thought he wanted me to take in the mail and water the plants. But no, he wanted me to "keep the evil spirits away." He was teasing, of course, the way he said it. But I understood that he wanted me to watch his house with prayer. He's a minister, and both he and I believe that prayer makes a difference in one's life.

As Christians, we both study the Bible. I'm a Christian Scientist, and that means I also study Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. It's a companion to the Bible. The very first line of that book says, "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." Science and Health, p. vii.

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