Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to header Skip to footer


From the January 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The article "What sustains caregivers?" in the October issue provided light on a statement from the Bible that I have never fully understood: "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them" (Ps. 119:165). In the past, I have read over the part "and nothing shall offend them," and not given it much further thought. But I so appreciate the way the article explains that no matter what is said or done to us, we have the ability to return love under every circumstance. As a result of this enlightenment, I am making every effort not to become offended under any condition!

Recently I attended an Elderhostel program in Florida. One of the three subjects discussed was Spirit, and in an individual conversation I commented that I was a Christian Scientist. A retired Episcopal priest, hearing me, indicated that he thought the reason for Mary Baker Eddy's writing the textbook Science and Health was the state of the medical community at the time. I loaned him my copy of the October 2000 Journal and directed his attention to the article " 'The greatest awakening,'" an interview with Dr. David Hufford. He read the Journal overnight, and the next day thanked me for sharing it with him. He then told me how prayer had healed him of a tumor that showed on an X-ray but was not present when the surgeon operated on him. He said that God must have sent him to the Elderhostel to get a correct idea about Christian Science.

On page 49 of the November issue, there is a picture with the caption: "East Berliners stream into the West . . . Military tanks stand idle in the background." At the opening of the wall, all tanks in the East and the West were kept in their shelters. What you see in the background in this picture of the West side is not a military tank but a water cannon on a truck, used by the police for riot control. It was there only as a precautionary measure. I thought you might like to know that.

Sign up for unlimited access

You've accessed 1 piece of free Journal content


Subscription aid available

 Try free

No card required

More in this issue / January 2001


Explore Concord—see where it takes you.

Search the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures