Steps forward

Although it’s often hard in today’s world to see progress on political and economic fronts, in home and community relations, or regarding the best way of caring for one’s health, most people would agree that progress is something vital and worth working for. 

This issue of the Sentinel takes a look at how advancing in spiritual perception and the practice of Christian Science moves us steadily forward on all of these issues. With a deepening conviction that God informs our steps, progress is inevitable, and this enables us to overcome resistance to our efforts and to bring harmony and healing.

Lead writer Rebecca Odegaard develops this theme in her article “Progress is a Godly concept” (p. 14). She writes that progress is not a personal assessment of how we think we are doing. It’s not dependent on material observations. “It is God’s effect on us,” she says. And she illustrates this by recounting a friend’s experience, during which spiritual progress was the key to physical healing.

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Items of Interest
The blessing of ‘enough’
January 10, 2011

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