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Some years ago when I was teaching piano...

From the December 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Some years ago when I was teaching piano full time in our home, I was hurrying one afternoon between lessons to prepare dinner for guests. When I opened a can, the jagged edge of the can cut deeply into my palm.

I remember thinking that God, Truth, maintains man's purity and that the real flow of Life is in "the calm, strong currents of true spirituality." This phrase is part of a sentence in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy that states (p. 99): "The calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposition, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God's spiritual, perfect man."

I was able to teach the last of the day's piano lessons, but I was concerned about serving the meal. I held to the Biblical truth "In him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28). It was a lovely evening.

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