In regard to the February 20 Sentinel, “Hymns and healing,” I have often said that if circumstances were ever such that I could only have one spiritual text at my disposal, I would choose the Christian Science Hymnal (and now the Supplement as well). The hymns draw from the Bible, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and hundreds of other authors for a compilation of prayers of praise, affirmation, petition, and gratitude. I have read through the Hymnal from cover to cover more than once and always find inspiration that meets a need. Listening to them on CD, and singing them to myself and in church, adds the power and beauty of the music to the healing effect.

I also want to express my appreciation for the diversity (geographically and demographically) of voices that are contributing to the Christian Science periodicals in letters, poems, articles, and features. Thanks to the editors, and to those who write, for their efforts that are blessing all whose lives they touch.

Marilyn McPherson
Berkeley, California, US

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At home in God's love
March 19, 2012

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