United through Love

Emily’s article was originally in Portuguese and was published in the July 2014 German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science

I attend a Christian Science Sunday School, where I learn about the Bible and Christ Jesus’ healing works. I also learn that God is infinite good and that His creation is good. Our teachers show us that we can practice what we learn in all our activities and lean on God when we face challenges. Because I love sports and play for my high school’s varsity soccer team, I have many opportunities to apply these teachings during practices and matches.

In July of last year, when I spent two weeks at a summer camp for Christian Scientists in the United States, I had a simple but unforgettable experience. At these camps, we can share with our friends what we learn in Sunday School. In our daily activities, the camp counselors help us recognize that God is always present, and knowing this makes us feel safe and at peace. After my home, camp is my favorite place! At camp, we have opportunities to overcome limits and to grow spiritually, free from fear and insecurity. There are activities, adventures, and sports like soccer. 

During one of our soccer matches, I fell on the ground after colliding with another player, and my foot hurt a lot. In situations like this I used to first cry and check if I was injured and then turn to prayer. But this time I felt immediately uplifted by thoughts of love from the whole group. 

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