The following is part one of a two-part edited and abridged transcript of the 2018 Annual Meeting workshop called “Reading Rooms and Sunday Schools in today’s world. ” Please look for part two in the next issue of the Journal.
When I hurt myself as a child, often scraping my elbow or knee as I learned to roller skate, I would tearfully go to my mom or dad for comfort. I remember them giving me a gentle kiss, and it helped me calm down and feel safe and well.
The ancients who named Orion, the Pleiades, and Arcturus probably saw more stars in the night sky than we do. Our cities send up a fog of light that hides the fainter stars.
I saw a woman wearing a T-shirt the other day that said “Love is understanding. ” It got me thinking, What is the purpose of love, and how does it act? Divine Love, which is God, reaches much further and deeper than human affection.
Prophecies, promises, and proofs—the Bible is chock full of all three. “The three p ’s,” I call them.
The United States Internal Revenue Service required me to file a form for an investment I had made years ago. I had a discussion with a court trustee with access to the file, and things seemed to be in order for me to receive it in proper time.
Perhaps few words in the English language have been so misunderstood as the word meek, the object of Christ Jesus’ third beatitude: “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” ( Matthew 5:5 ). By popular reckoning, meek means weak.
You are up late, working in the kitchen. Suddenly the lights go out and your home is pitch-black.
Editor’s note: Maryl has been asked by the Christian Science Board of Lectureship to be available this lecture year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) specifically to give classroom and ecumenical lectures.
The following is an edited and abridged transcript of the “Walking with the Word” workshop held June 3, 2018, the day before Annual Meeting, in the Extension of The Mother Church. It was also broadcast live online, and you can watch the complete replay at christianscience.