Giving thanks heals!

Although not from America, I’ve come to really appreciate its tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving each November, and the fact that Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, established an annual Thanksgiving Day service for all Churches of Christ, Scientist, across the world. Also, I’ve found that stopping for a moment at any time to give thanks to God has a healing impact on our lives. And our heart opens up to all that we can be grateful for. 

One November about ten years ago I was attending a work conference in France. One evening, some colleagues and I were having dinner at another colleague’s home, which was some distance from our individual hotels and the conference venue. As usual when I traveled for work, I had been praying beforehand for harmony to be manifested throughout the trip; I also had my copy of The Christian Science Journal for that month with me.

I had been taught in Christian Science not to stay on “plateaus of thought,” but to seek constantly to rise higher in my understanding of God and demonstration of divine Truth. This had been my prayer focus for a few weeks leading up to this trip. I had felt I needed to stretch mentally and spiritually. An article in that month’s Journal (Tony Lobl, “Beyond our comfort zone,” November 2010) was very much in tune with the way I had been praying, encouraging the reader to look beyond just making our lives more comfortable to asking whether we are “forward[ing] … humanity’s salvation.” The writer went on to explain that moving out of his comfort zone and helping others had often brought him “deep comfort.”   

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November 25, 2019

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