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Seeing what Christ Jesus saw

Today I was thinking about Jesus’ healing of the woman who had a spirit of infirmity 18 years (see Luke 13:11–13 ). It follows a pattern typical of Jesus’ healings: He saw the woman.

Delighting in the good news

I loved Sunday School. The inspiration and dedication of one teacher in particular was responsible for a life-changing glimpse into who I really am.

On the way to Liverpool …

The following is a paraphrase of a short conversation the author had with a man on the train.   HE: May I sit here? ME: Of course.

Continuing in love

Christ Jesus said, “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love” ( John 15:9 ). The Church of Christ, Scientist, is an evidence of God’s love for us.

Lord of the answers

The waves were huge. I was with my family off the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, taking a 17-mile ocean kayak trip.

A timeless rule

I used to feel concerned that some By-Laws Mary Baker Eddy included in the Manual of The Mother Church seemed outdated or unnecessary for our time. One in particular is on page 48 : “A member of The Mother Church shall not haunt Mrs.

Love is all there is

Whatever disputes have taken place regarding the existence of God, few human hearts are not touched by the appeals of suffering humanity. “ Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Nature: Friend or foe?

If you live in the Philippines and have lost your house or worse to a typhoon, or if a family member has just passed on because of illness or even supposedly natural causes, “Nature: Friend or foe?”may be an easy question to answer. But Christian Science shows that we can progress beyond a sense of nature as being our physical foe to think of it as being spiritual, good, even sheltering and supportive.

‘Mary Baker Eddy Mentioned Them’: Theodore Parker

On a rainy evening in 1841, the Unitarian minister Theodore Parker rode across Boston to be there when a colleague became the new pastor of a church. Groups of ministers always participated in these events, or “installation” ceremonies, where one of their own became “installed” or welcomed as the church’s full-time pastor.

Golden Rule prayer

Christ Jesus called on his followers to be proactive. Instead of their wishing others would behave better toward them, he called on them to take the initiative and behave better toward others.