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Originally published in Le Heraut de la Christian Science
In the summer of 2004, I went to Australia to take a six-week English course. I had an experience there that gave me the opportunity not only to get closer to God but also to understand what it really means to communicate with Him.
I left France on July 9, very happy with the idea of spending six weeks on the other side of the world, in a place that was totally different from home. However, after I arrived in Melbourne on July 11, I suddenly felt very alone. I did not know my host family, and I only wanted one thing: to see my family again. Already I was missing them terribly. I didn't even feel like praying.
But then I stopped to think, and realized that I could do something. I picked up my Bible and Science and Health, and started reading the Bible Lesson for that week (found in the Christian Science Quarterly). It's extraordinary what a lot of good that did me. After a few moments, I felt a lot less alone, and I even felt a wave of happiness wash over me.
with contributions from MUSA NATAWIYOGYA, DAN ZISKIND, ALBERTA ZIMMERMAN, MARGE UNDERWOOD
Are you a master of change?
SUZANNE SMEDLEY, staff editor
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Barney Zwartz
PUT THOSE FEET ON THE ROCK
8 PEOPLE TELL HOW PRAYER MOVES US FORWARD
with contributions from Cecili Farias, Don Houge, David Ramaji, Dana Mattson, Doug Burum, Cathryn Anderson, Casey Wright, Suzanne H. MacLachlan
A HUNGRY HEART
NOW MY HEART SINGS
TO NEW YORK, WITH LOVE
DANIS COLLETT MUTCHLER
ARRANGEMENT IN RED AND GRAY
LET'S MAKE PEACE!
MICHAEL A. SEEK
ALLERGY SEASON OR A TIME OF FREEDOM?
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT RESTORED
'I FELT LOVE SURROUNDING ME'
'GRACE FOR TO-DAY'