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Your Insights

In these pages we’ve gathered several shorter items—articles a page or less in length and excerpts from longer manuscripts that offer useful, inspiring insights. We hope you enjoy this kind of short-form nourishment in each issue. 

First Reader lessons

From the November 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When I was elected to serve as First Reader, I was a shy and uncertain member of a small Christian Science church. Although I was in my 20s and felt very inexperienced, I knew from my prayer that this was the right place for me to be and the right time for me to be there.