"Six months at stoplights ..."

There are better things to do with our waiting time!

Six months at stoplights! That heading in our evening newspaper caught my eye. The article told of a time study that had determined that the average person spends six months at stoplights. Not only that, he spends eight months opening junk mail and one year searching for misplaced objects. He also spends two years trying to return telephone calls to people who never seem to be in, and five years waiting in line.

The average person sounds like me! Do I get frustrated? Sometimes. But more and more I am learning to use those moments to demonstrate Christian Science and to practice Christian virtues, such as patience, peace, and trust in God's loving control. For instance, while waiting at stoplights or in stalled or slowly moving traffic, I often find it helpful to think about this prayer in hymn from the Christian Science Hymnal:

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May 8, 1989
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