How can my study and practice of Christian Science be more practical, energetic, and result in more healing?
This year I began a quest to better understand how to be a true disciple of Christ. I began with the definition of disciple: “A learner, a scholar, a follower.” And also, “One who subscribes to the teachings of a master and assists in spreading them.”
At a recent Wednesday testimony meeting I was struck by something that was in the readings that night—the biblical account of our Master, Christ Jesus, withering the unfruitful fig tree (see Matthew 21:19–22). I was able to make the connection between active discipleship and a fruitful life experience. I wondered, were my actions productive—or subject to being withered for being fruitless? The book of Genesis says, “Be fruitful, and multiply”(1:22). So what are the fruits of my labor, that they may multiply and bring glory to God?
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