The following is an excerpt from an audio chat with guest Tony Lobl, a Christian Science practitioner from London. Tony has been following hunger-related issues for many years, and he shared his thoughts with questioners and listeners from around the world. This text has been edited for readability. You can listen to the entire chat here.

Although I have studied Christian Science for over three years, I have a problem with seeing practical solutions. With all the things that are overwhelming in my life and the struggles of others, such as world hunger, it is very hard for me to see God and then solutions and actions.

When I was new to the study of Christian Science myself, I had a couple of experiences that were very precious in terms of having to deal with situations that seemed really, in a way, to be contradicting everything I was reading in the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's book Science and Health. You get this promise of God's goodness from those books, and then you seem to be not only struggling with your own issues, but the bigger things in the world that are rightfully causing people concern. You think: How do I bring this wonderful idea of God's goodness to bear on these situations?

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March 1, 2010

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