Healing in the hair salon

I love all the different Christian Science periodicals: the Journal, Sentinel, Herald, the weekly Bible Lesson, and especially the Monitor. When I’m prayerfully reading these publications, I often feel God leading my thought so that any fearful concerns I face in my day are corrected and reversed. I also see how reading expands my love for God and my fellow man—it has happened so many times. It reminds me of something the Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians: “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (2:4, 5).

I remember one of the earliest times I experienced a healing from reading The Christian Science Monitor—it was just after I had become employed as a new hair stylist at a salon in my neighborhood. I was sitting at my station one day and feeling concerned about not having any clients. My pay was on commission, so it depended on the clients I served. 

As I sat there feeling concerned for myself, I looked down into my lap where the copy of the Monitor I’d been reading was lying. Suddenly I thought, “Well, I have the whole world sitting in my lap right here—all this good, solution-oriented news.” I knew that this newspaper was blessing the world, and that it surely could bless me, too.

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Spirituality and service in Costa Rica
December 2, 2013

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