The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church.

First reader healed

When I was First Reader in my Christian Science branch church, one Friday a common cold I’d been ignoring and not praying about suddenly developed into something much worse. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to read on Sunday.

I then contacted a Christian Science practitioner to pray with me to heal this condition. The practitioner explained that we weren’t going to try to fix a physical condition but rather experience together more of what is real spiritually. To me that meant I should think more about the truth of being—the spiritual, scientific sense of God’s flawless, harmonious creation—than about the symptoms. I had an abundance of healing ideas to contemplate along those lines because the topic of the Christian Science Bible Lesson that week was “God the Only Cause and Creator.”

The Touch of Class
It's no mystery
November 19, 2012

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