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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journal, 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. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the September 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTION: When the Christian Science Board of Directors recently visited branch church members in Cuba, a young girl at the gathering, a thirteen-year-old from Havana, asked the following question: "It seems like such a wonderful profession—but what does it take to be a Christian Science practitioner?" We hope the following answers from three Christian Science practitioners from different parts of the world will help this teenager—and anyone else who has wondered about the public practice of Christian Science healing—better understand the universal, spiritual leadings of this blessed ministry. A1 Mary Baker Eddy wrote about the "babe" of healing that "twines its loving arms about the neck of omnipotence, and calls forth infinite care from His loving heart" ( Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.