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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 readersuch as the one abovewith 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 February 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTION: Please explain why Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights. Does fasting from food help our spiritual growth? A1 This question helps us get at the essence of Jesus' mission---to see spiritually that despite all the temptations that come to us, our life is totally dependent on God---on nothing else.