Truth communicates to all of us

When I first became a student of Christian Science, I was overwhelmed by a desire to share it with those I felt could be blessed by it as I was. The Discoverer of Christian Science, speaking of “millions of unprejudiced minds,” writes, “Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 570). 

So I did. I happily invited a grandmotherly type to come to the Wednesday evening testimony meeting at our branch Church of Christ, Scientist. But during what was otherwise a beautiful healing experience, a person stood up and proceeded to talk in a fearful way, inviting everyone present to pray for her. Frankly, I wished the floor would open up and swallow me. I was so embarrassed and was certain my friend would reject Christian Science on the basis of what she’d heard. I held my breath as we walked out into the foyer, expecting to be scorned. Instead, I was truly humbled. My friend turned to me and said how much she admired the courage of the woman I had mentally criticized.

January 4, 2016

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