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From the September 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When Sunday School students and teachers at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Madison, Wisconsin, heard that the theme for Annual Meeting 2007 would be "What does it take to be a healer?" they eagerly took on the challenge. First they decided to study the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:1–12) from the standpoint of how the Beatitudes that Jesus taught relate to healing.

As a result to their study, the kids then created a colorful, wall-sized mural displaying the words of the Beatitudes along with students' accounts of their own healing work.

One student wrote that the Beatitude "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" (Matt. 5:9), helped her stop hating a classmate and how that led to their becoming friends. Another student told how the Beatitude "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8) showed her that God saw her pet rat as perfect. She prayed about this idea, and her rat, who had not been well, got better.

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