I’m listening, God

Early in my study of Christian Science, one of the Readers at the local Church of Christ, Scientist, I’d begun attending invited me to join his family for a spring Sunday afternoon picnic at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

We had a delightful lunch, and then returned to his car to find a window smashed and his briefcase gone. After some initial disappointment was voiced, I noticed everyone got very quiet, and I recognized they must be praying.

This was new for me—praying in a crisis. Not being experienced at prayer, I just turned to God and listened. After a minute, mostly spent trying to look prayerful like everyone else, the idea came clearly to me to walk down the sidewalk by a chain-link fence that ran along a field. So I did.

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July 17, 2017

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