Evil may look like an intimidating bully, but we have the right—and the duty—to defend ourselves mentally.
Yielding our thoughts to the power of God, divine Mind, we find transformation—and healing.
Recently an alert popped up on my cellphone, advertising a new feature from my Internet provider. There were three options for me to choose from: “Yes, sign me up,” “No thank you,” or “Exit to screen.
Several years ago I joined an interfaith Bible study group, and some fellow members of my Christian Science branch church participated with me. Through this activity, we learned how many lovely individuals there are in our community who place God at the center of their hearts and homes.
As a child, I remember vividly that our family never passed by the scene of a car accident without doing two things: We determined that there were adequate “helping hands” at the site to assist those who might need aid. (Usually we were not needed because emergency services had already arrived.
Lois Carlson, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science from Chicago, participated in a JSH-Online live chat titled, “The Christ-power behind forgiveness. ” This excerpt from the chat has been adapted for publication.
As soon as cooler weather sets in, many start worrying about “germs,” which seem to take the forefront of public thought like actors on a stage, claiming “the flu season” as their own. But in fact, the derivation of the word germ doesn’t indicate something meant to cause harm.
For years I had a practice of reading a By-Law from the Manual of The Mother Church before work each day. I’d open the slim book at random and read.
The evidence of God’s good can’t be hidden.
Here are two true stories. The first taught me a spiritual lesson, and the second illustrates how this lesson might be applied in our relationships with fellow church members.