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From the October 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Over the last year, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston
(The Mother Church) has been facilitating meetings in support of the public practice of Christian Science healing. These meetings are sponsored by branch churches for those nurturing a budding practice, for those already in the public practice, and for those supporting the healing practice with their love and prayers.

AS ONE OF THE FACILITATORS OF THESE PRACTITIONER meetings, I hear one concern voiced over and over: "I feel the need of a mentor." So many questions come up as one moves forward in building and conducting a public healing practice—questions about charges, professional ethics, relations with patients, the balancing of the practice with one's personal and family life—as well as the ever-present question about how to be a genuine transparency for the healing power of divine Truth and Love. Many have said, "I need a mentor who can provide guidance when these questions come up!"

Fortunately, Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, foresaw this need. She established class instruction in Christian Science, and she designated Christian Science teachers as ongoing mentors for their pupils (see Manual of The Mother Church, Article XXVI, Section 2, and Science and Health, p. 454).

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