The brief messaging back and forth predated Twitter by a couple of millennia, yet one can imagine the ancient exchange as a modern-day Tweet. Jesus is walking along and notices that he has a couple of followers.
The original doom-and-gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be greeted with a flood of sassy Tweets, rather than waves of panic.
When I was a graduate student in Arizona many years ago, I used to take the Christian Science periodicals with me so I could read them whenever I had any spare time. During one period, however, I would go out and never return home with the magazines.
One morning several years ago, as I studied the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week on “Sacrament,” I was struck by this citation in the Responsive Reading from Colossians 3:14 : “And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. ” I literally couldn’t get past those words.
Last month we began this series with an article about the foundations of the Bible Lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly. This month we’ll look at how the Quarterly has adapted to meet an ever-expanding range of needs.
I love the Lord’s Prayer, and I love Mary Baker Eddy’s “spiritual sense” of the prayer, too. The inclusive love in this prayer embraces the universe.
When you’re job hunting, wouldn’t you love to be intuitively led through the employment market maze to an opening with your name on it? To a position that seems tailor-made, demanding all of your unique talents and gifts? Hours of networking, combing the classifieds and Internet postings don’t necessarily lead to that perfect slot, and—speaking from experience—it can feel discouraging. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the deluge of news about unemployment numbers or to sense that our skill-sets are outmoded, even obsolete.
Class instruction in Christian Science changes our perspective from the limited to the unlimited—or unconditional, divine Love—point of view. It is so refreshing and life-transforming! Taking class immerses us in the beauty and the light of Love.
The story of Solomon praying to God for wisdom and an understanding heart to rule his people (see I Kings 3:5–15 ) begins with his being asleep and having a dream in the night, where God comes to him, answers his prayer for wisdom, and also gives him what he didn’t even ask for—riches and honor. It says that Solomon awoke and “behold, it was a dream.
In his healing work, Jesus transformed and restored thought and body through his understanding of the Christ, the spiritual message of God’s love for man. He declared, “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness” ( Luke 11:34 ).