Serving church—joyfully

Some time ago, on a Monday morning, I woke up with all the symptoms of a cold. I am First Reader in my Christian Science branch church and, thinking ahead to Wednesday, I was concerned with how our evening service would go if I was still feeling unwell. I studied the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson and prayed, finding much comfort. Then I called a friend from church, saying that she might have to conduct the Wednesday service. But we both decided to wait until the following morning to make any decision about this. 

Later that day, a new Sentinel arrived in the mail and I sat down, reading it from cover to cover, pondering the spiritual truths I’d been reading. There were many fine articles. It was as if they had been written especially for me. The thought occurred that it was “my duty” to be in my right place and read on Wednesday. Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself” (p. 385).

Testimony of Healing
No more gangrene
October 15, 2012

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