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Identity begins with God

From the October 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal


has been a Christian Science healer and teacher for many years. Recently, asked Beverly to talk about pregnancy and parenting—in her own experience as a mother and grandmother, and in terms of the ways she's helped other parents to see the spiritual nature of their children.

I HAD JUST ONE CHILD, a son. Roy's a grown man now, with four children of his own, and I'm honestly able to say that even when I was pregnant, I thought of him as an idea—God's idea, mature and spiritual—that I'd always known and loved.

Not too long ago, we were talking and I told him that. And he said, "I've always thought of myself as an idea in Mind." That's been a wonderful spiritual insight for us both, and it's enabled us to have a close relationship that isn't hampered by mother-son stereotypes. We're friends, my son and I—fellow travelers on a spiritual journey through life.

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