Spiritual answers to the stress of war

Janet Horton

The annual Memorial Day observance in the US is a reminder of the decades of service, devotion, and courage that the men and women of the armed forces in all countries have given to the cause of freedom.

In this lively chat, Janet Horton, a former Christian Science military chaplain, talks about the spiritual ideas that have inspired and supported her through her 28 years of service in the armed forces, including her experiences at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Janet shares how maintaining a "spiritual position of attention"—ongoing alertness to the power of prayer and constant awareness of God's omnipotence—helps her bring the Bible's healing truths to any situation with the understanding, as Paul wrote, that "all things are become new" in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17).

She explains how Science and Health has helped her apply Jesus' teachings in healing ways and answers questions from site visitors about post-traumatic stress disorder, ways to pray for the victims of war, and how prayer is possible even in combat.

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