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World work

From the March 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When the American occupation forces came to Japan after World War II, a number of the personnel were Christian Scientists. Japan had never had such an influx of Christian Scientists. I was one of the small group of Christian Scientists from Japan who greeted them.

In their conversation the officers used the expression world work many times. I was keeping my ears open to find out what that meant and how to do it. I was too shy to ask any questions; I simply listened and tried to practice what I was learning.

After a year and a half, I moved to the United States with my two little boys. One night, when the boys were about nine and eleven, I was wakened by one of them, who was in the bathroom. He was vehemently declaring "the scientific statement of being" from the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.See Science and Health, p. 468 I went in to see what was going on and found him struggling with a severe stomachache.

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