The light of Christ is not a patchwork quiltIt is a seamless garmentSo we cannot be satisfiedwith stitching our lives togetherinto pleasant little patternsThe only real patternis the one of transfigurationThe light of Christ is a transformernot a seamstressThe Christ not only mends, it restoresand renews and reveals what already always has beenAnd every time we part withour preconceived pieces,our this-is-how-it-should-work-out outlookwe are blessedand robed in light,a light that also warms the world,the Christ light, which is not a quilt butthe Comforter.
with contributions from Helen Walters
Although we lived in a small community that had no Church of Christ, Scientist, my whole family regularly read the Bible Lessons found in the Christian Science Quarterly and attended Christian Science lectures in neighboring communities.
Clarence A. Dickey
with contributions from June R. Dickey
Because both my wife and I had been raised in Christian Science, we had learned from experience how natural and effective the practice of this Science is in health care as well as in resolving other problems.