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"And that's a fact!"
Appearances often deceive. But
what is real appears in our lives as we
come to know and trust in
the spiritual facts of existence.
Years ago I knew someone who could hardly speak of anything he had thought or seen without adding, "And that's a fact." It could be irritating, and he was often kidded about it. But the last time I saw him he hadn't changed a bit.
Interestingly, we often punctuate our thoughts much the same way. Illness, our own or others'; hurt feelings and ruptured relationships; poverty; abrasive world conditions—all these settle down in our thought like so many vividly colored rocks in a brightly lighted collection. They seem so solid, so "there," that every time we think about them or add a new one to the collection, we virtually underscore the addition with "And that's a fact."
Even longtime students of Christian Science, when confronted by a situation that requires healing, may find themselves thinking of an illness or serious personal need as a fact that requires remedying and spiritual truths as the remedy we apply to that fact, much as we would apply a coat of fresh paint to a weathered fence.
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Increasing the ratio of good
with contributions from Megan, Josh, Wendy
PROGRAM NO. 36 - "Now is the accepted time"
with contributions from Derek Holmes, Moji Anjorin Solanke, Priscilla Emerson, Elliott Reinert
Loving our neighbor opens the way for healing
Janet Heineman Clements
"And that's a fact!"
Care for a young family
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
True friends versus counterfeit
Michael D. Rissler
I was at a camp for Christian Scientists during the summer of...
Lisa Nicolson with contributions from Sandra Nicolson
"Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it...
Bessie Rodger Cavers
I am most grateful for having grown up with Christian Science...
Elizabeth Crecelius Schwartz