Pressing community needs—a Christly way to be of real service

"I'm too busy to take on anything else right now." "Surely there is somebody else who is better than I am." "There really isn't much we can do to solve this, anyway." When yet another pressing community, church, or family need comes to our attention, it's easy to feel that we just don't have time to get more involved. But what if the need is actually for us to live more of the Christ-spirit? Can we really refuse to do our part?

It's questions like these that Gail Michelson, a Christian Scientist, had to answer several years ago. Her experience may illustrate something of the way scientific Christianity naturally provides the impetus and the means to help not only family and church but also the community. She found that divine inspiration isn't limited but brings out an abundant capacity to be of real service.

The unwise ostrich
November 28, 1988

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