It was the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. I was a supervisor on a project, and was locked in what seemed like an insoluble wrangle with the employees in my unit. We had met daily with my manager for several days, but no matter what proposal was put on the table, there was no change in the situation.
Each year I make a point of praying about Easter, giving thanks for Jesus’ willingness to prove the reality of God’s power to heal and to save by putting everything, including his life, on the line. Before I learned of Christian Science, I’d thought of this time of year as sober—the darkness before the dawn of Easter. When I became a student of Christian Science, my study had added much light to my thoughts and prayers, and had replaced the gloom with a greater focus on the promise of the resurrection. And yet this particular week at the office certainly felt dark.
I love Mary Baker Eddy’s profound understanding of Jesus and his ministry. She makes clear that in addition to his willingness to sacrifice a human sense of life on behalf of humanity, he actually proved divine laws that changed the world. And I recognized that I could trust those laws to help me pray about the issue at work.