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from the Editors
Former President George Bush encouraged citizens of the United States to "give 5 percent"—that is, to donate 5 percent of their time to a worthy cause. If you're going to try to help others, though, how can you be sure you're going try to help others, though, how can you be sure you're making a truly useful contribution? Giving aid to people when it's not utilized properly, or even not wanted, can prove worse than doing nothing at all. The question, then, isn't just, What can you do to help the world, but how best can you contribute?
Not that there isn't often a need for almost any kind of sincere help. Yet, in the light of the continuing necessity for large-scale relief efforts and the daily individual needs within our own neighborhoods, it's vital that people pray for guidance about what exactly are the best practical steps to take, whether as individuals or as nations.
But what is required even more is the effective prayer that reveals ideas that help to free men and women from the need for charity. This is something all of us can contribute now.
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Antonio Omar Blando
Women's rights and true womanhood
How we can help the world
Alejandro Eduardo Adrián Laporte
"After service, Yeltsin says, 'I serve the Lord'" by Michael Parks
"Then took they up stones..."
John Lewis Selover
FROM HAND TO HAND
The Comforter and the Ten Commandments
Barbara M. Vining
Forging new and better relationships
While in high school I had three healings that are still very...
Susan C. Billaudel
We read in the Christian Science textbook: "Become conscious...
John F. Anderson
I have been studying Christian Science for only a few years...
Pamela Litwiller with contributions from Mark Litwiller
The endeavor to follow the teachings of Christian Science...
Barbara J. Charlston