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Nursing with love divine

- Christian Science Nurse Notes

After I took Christian Science class instruction, I began praying, “God, teach me to love divinely.” Mary Baker Eddy once said to her students, “The healing will grow more easy and be more immediate as you realize that God, good, is all, and good is Love. You must gain Love and lose the false sense called love. You must feel the Love that never faileth,—that perfect sense of divine power that makes healing no longer power but grace” (Frank Walter Gale, We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Edition, Vol. I, pp. 217–218). 

I prayed to love like that.

One day it occurred to me that there were many people who needed help, and I wanted to be able to reach out to them. At my first Christian Science students’ association meeting, I met the director of a local Christian Science nursing facility and talked to her about learning Christian Science nursing skills. She told me there was a five-day course starting in a couple of weeks. I enrolled, thinking I’d learn a few skills that I could use and share with fellow church members and then be on my way. However, the first five days were so inspiring that I couldn’t stop there. I knew this was where my prayer to love divinely had led me. 

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