Getting along—with God’s help

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - June 18, 2019

I thought I knew what I was in for. Over school break, I visited my aunt, uncle, and cousins in a small town. I’d only stayed with them once before, and that time, I’d really enjoyed it. But that was five years earlier, and I had changed a lot from the carefree little kid I was then. I was now a much more aware teenager.

The first week did not go well, and I felt like I didn’t fit in at all. My relatives are not Christian Scientists, and they dealt with problems very differently than I did. This made me feel out of place. But what was even worse was that I was working with my aunt in the kitchen of a restaurant, and she spent a lot of time gossiping, which I tried to drown out by singing to myself in my head. By the end of the first week, I was fuming because I was going to be stuck with them for seven more days. I felt frustrated, disappointed, and like the whole situation was awkward.

I didn’t know what to do. I felt like I couldn’t talk to any of my friends about it, and I didn’t want to be immature and complain to my parents. After some debate, I decided to turn to Christian Science for help. In the past, I’d relied on Christian Science when I’d had other problems, and I had always found answers and healing as I’d prayed the way I had learned in Sunday School. 

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