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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 June 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTION: How do (or should) Christian Scientists respond to situations when a mentally ill person is involved? Sometimes the person, who may not be a Christian Scientist, is either unaware or in complete denial about a mental condition, such as a bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or other conditions that cause people to act erratically, sometimes endangering themselves and others, or to do things such as steal, lose their temper, or display other disruptive behavior. I know Christian Science teaches us to behold "the perfect man.