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A SABBATH DAY MOMENT
Spiritual receptivity opens the door to immediate inspiration in a crisis.
I WAS UP EARLY on a recent Sunday morning to catch the first leg of my flight to a business meeting some 3,000 miles away. That morning I prayed for guidance in ordering my thoughts. The "still small voice" was very clear, and I heard, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Ex. 20:8). I thought, I will keep my thought on God all day long. I will fly with Spirit. And Spirit will fly with me.
During the first part of the flight, I completed a detailed study and review of the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson on the subject of "Soul and Body." My study showed me that part of keeping the Sabbath holy is upholding the truth that God created man to express only that which is Godlike.
After the connection to the second flight, I turned to the May 31, 2010, issue of the Sentinel, where I read the article "The promise of Life." The metaphysical points developed in the article were compelling and challenging. The main point I perceived is that death is an illusion, and that, as the author stated, we must understand that "death is not a convenient side exit. ... There's always a solution, but we find it only through God, by saying yes to Life." The article included an example of a man who believed that he was passing on and that he was ready and willing. But the Christian Science practitioner praying for him was firm that we must feel the presence of Life breaking the appeal of death. The man's thought changed, and the dark picture was quickly reversed.
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About the author
Jack Lindsey is the CEO of Sun Belt International, a new enterprise consulting firm. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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IN THE FACE OF VIOLENCE, BUILD ON A MODEL OF LOVE
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PEACE AND HEALING AFTER AN ATTACK
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