Embracing the world’s children

Without warning, a lighthearted and productive group of high school students had become moody and difficult to work with. At first, their teacher felt unsure what to do, and even a little afraid. However, as a student of Christian Science, she knew that prayer would not only free her from debilitating concern but also lead to a way to help these young people. 

Christian Science turns thought to the one infinite God, good, and His ever-present law that governs all creation. This law is the foundation of the spiritual fact revealed in the Bible (see Genesis 1) that each of us is created in God’s image and likeness—complete, spiritual, perfect—and that we reflect God’s power over all threats, discord, and affliction.

As my friend embraced the truth of the students’ spiritual nature as expressions of God, good, it occurred to her to listen to some of their favorite music. In doing so, she discovered that it focused on suicide. Grateful for this uncovering, she prayed with strong conviction of the students’ inseparability from infinite God, divine Life, and the infinite good that divine Mind, God, unfolds. She saw that because of Mind’s infinitude, depraved influences could have no source, existence, or power, but were merely false suggestions. 

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Keeping Watch
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August 29, 2022

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