Originally published in French

Theft averted on a city street

Christian Science, the Science of the Christ, the Comforter promised by Christ Jesus, teaches us many wonderful things. For instance, it explains how to guard thought against anything that would oppose the Christ, Truth, and how to identify ourselves and others as spiritual ideas of God—tenderly nourished, cherished, protected, cared for, and loved by our divine Father-Mother.

The teachings of Christian Science also show us how to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to include all of humanity in the same affection. We are called on to pray for our loved ones, our families, and our communities. For instance, I like to include in my prayers those local children who are commonly called “street children,” who no longer live with their families.

I witnessed the blessings of such prayer one time when I was at a city bus stop. A group of street children surrounded me and asked me for money. While I was explaining to them that I had nothing on me, one who was just to my left put his hand in my bag to take whatever he could find.

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