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Of Good Report

New technology doesn’t bite!

From the September 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal

During my first week as librarian in the Christian Science Reading Room in Melbourne, Australia, everything electrical went wrong. I had to replace the cassette/CD player, the answering machine, and an exhaust fan. Then the computer in the window that scrolled the daily online edition of The Christian Science Monitor stopped working.

I began to pray with Mary Baker Eddy’s description of electricity as “the sharp surplus of materiality” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 293). Through this prayer I saw the Reading Room as a place for exploring spirituality, seeing people in their true spiritual nature, and sharing the knowledge of a loving God. Therefore, no excess of materiality could be present.

There was a lot of technology to get used to.