ONE GOD AVAILABLE TO ALL

"COMFORT YE, comfort ye my people, saith your God" (Isa. 40:1). This Bible verse has always been my source of inspiration in my practice of Christian Science. When I looked up the verb practice in the dictionary, I found the definition "to exercise, to say, to pronounce, to converse." Therefore, I often ask myself, How can I comfort God's people and alleviate their hurts, or give them something that nourishes the heart? What can I say to those who need help?

We are all instruments of God, which means that our ability to comfort and heal permanently doesn't depend on us, but on what governs us—on divine Love. As a practitioner of Christian Science, I consider myself a servant of God, carrying the message He puts on my lips to comfort His people. My great responsibility is to be where people can find me, and to carry out my mission of healing like a violinist who plays his instrument wherever he is, when there is someone willing to hear his music. The sound that comes from the violin doesn't depend solely on the instrument, but also on the one who plays it, and on the inspiration with which the violinist feels the music. In the same way, the practitioner is not the source of divine Love, but seeks Love's inspiration through prayer, in order to heal those who ask for his help.

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