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.”

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