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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the April 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTION: When friends say that the disasters around the world are God's doing, how can a Christian Scientist reply without making it a contentious issue? A1 While people of all kinds of religious backgrounds often agree that God is Love, there are some differences in individual understanding about just what this means. One thing we can probably agree on is the idea that God's love can be seen as an eternal provision in the midst of and following dire circumstances or disasters.