A cup of cold water

A few months after I became a Christian Scientist in 2007, I received a call from my former Unity minister. She said that a friend I had known well at my former church had died, and asked if I would help in the memorial service and play a few songs on my guitar. I was reluctant to attend, so I thanked her and made an excuse to avoid the trip to this friend’s family’s church.

But I awoke in the early hours of the next morning with the question on my mind: Won’t you give a cup of water in Christ’s name? Mary Baker Eddy implores us to do this on page 570 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I knew instantly that I should go to the service and be a spiritual support there. So the next morning, I called the minister back and accepted her invitation.

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