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Letters & Conversations


From the August 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As a former reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, I was naturally drawn first to the articles by Monitor collegues in your May issue. I share their gratitude to God for the comfort and protection that Christian Science offers reporters in troubling and even dangerous circumstances.

The key message I came away with, however, was the need we all have in our different daily lives for constancy and discipline. It's important to keep joyously focused on what is spiritually true and to recognize the influence of this kind of thinking on the human condition. This universal message became a thread that I then saw in the other articles.

Takashi Oka heard the message as, "Spirit is supreme, and supreme means supreme." Brad Knickerbocker felt the effect of constant daily prayer and "a community of spiritual supporters." I then noted that writer after writer was willing to set aside his or her own discouragement, limitation, stereotypes, life expectations, and justified concerns to pray with humility and to search for the spiritual answer.

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