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A Christian Science nurse-in-training shares her thoughts

- Christian Science Nurse Notes

About four years ago, I had a watershed experience that set my life on a new course. This experience caused me to reaffirm my commitment and desire to practice Christian Science. Given my background in service jobs and love for people, I considered and started working in Christian Science nursing. 

Yet early on, I came to see that whatever I could bring to the role of Christian Science nursing, the job was giving me abundantly more in return. It showed me how to be firm and loving at the same time, manage time, focus fully on the task in front of me, be less reactionary, and build up confidence and courage in myself. These were areas where I needed to grow. Studying to become a Christian Science nurse was giving me a solid proving ground on which to improve personally, socially, and metaphysically.

Many times, the road has seemed long and demanding. But there are many milestones and rewards, too. After all, can we progress if all we know stays status quo? “Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger,” Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 410). And “… progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil” (p. 233).

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