Practicing what I learned in class

Shortly after having Primary class instruction in Christian Science, I visited a friend for lunch. Her little boy had been suffering with diarrhea. The doctor had prescribed medicine and greatly restricted his diet. He had eaten very little for days. As we chatted, she sat rocking her pale and listless child to sleep. Her love and concern for him was moving. 

I couldn’t pray for him, as he was on medication—which I had learned is incompatible with Christian Science treatment—and I hadn’t been asked to help him. I soon realized, however, as I listened to my friend describing his condition, that, as I’d learned in class instruction, I absolutely couldn’t accept this picture as real. Silently, as we talked, I denied the belief of sickness. 

Within a minute or so, I felt an awareness of Love’s presence, which I’d never before experienced. This kind of feeling is articulated in the We Knew Mary Baker Eddy series, where Frank Walter Gale recounts words Mrs. Eddy said to him in a letter: “You must feel the Love that never faileth,—that perfect sense of divine power that makes healing no longer power but grace” (Volume I, Expanded Edition, p. 218). 

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Love conquers hate
April 20, 2015

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