OVER THE COURSE OF MY LIFE, my study of biology and the natural world has provided me with numerous uplifting inspirations. In fact, I would say that my sense of communication with God has been supported by my study of biology more than anything else. When I realized this for the first time as a freshman in college, I was surprised. This revelation led to a period of self-exploration that has been rich with new insights and healing ideas.
My sense of communication with God has been supported by my study of biology more than anything else.
Biology might not seem like the field of study that would most naturally support the practice of Christian Science. However, as with so many things, approach is key. If I sat down at the piano to play a beautiful piece of music, but did so with a sense of self-righteousness or false confidence in human ability, the experience would not be spiritual uplifting. On the flip side, if I set about studying the functions of an animal cell with a sense of God's governance and an appreciation for His infinite creation, I would come away with a deeper understanding of Truth. Many of the experiences that have broadened my sense of spiritual selfhood stem from insights I gained as I brought my practice of Christian Science to bear on my academic studies. Let me share an example.