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Writing Religious Articles

From the July 1971 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It is natural for those who have been healed through Christian Science, whether of sickness, lack, or sorrow, to desire to write for the Christian Science periodicals. Their gratitude for benefits received through its teachings causes them to wish to share this uplifting experience with others, to communicate to the best of their ability the truths that have enriched their human experience, and to contribute toward the worldwide growth of the Science of Christ, Truth. These are worthy ambitions, and those whose motives are good have every right to expect to find the God-given ability to carry through the work.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way." Science and Health, p. 454; We find this inspiration, this illumination, in the love for our work, our fellowmen, and God that motivates our writing. In deeply humble prayer we turn to divine Mind for our guidance and inspiration. With the Psalmist we pray, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer."Ps. 19:14.

There is a prevalent though false belief that some individuals possess special gifts or talents that others do not have. Through Christian Science we are able to recognize that talented actors, musicians, writers, artists, as well as physical scientists and mathematicians, are individually expressing Mind in a degree in such qualities as harmony, order, beauty, rhythm, intelligence, truth. This hints the fact that God is not partial. As children of God we all possess the qualities of divine Mind.

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