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Unmask the ‘serpent’ of racism—a call to action

From the October 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Paul reminds us in Galatians 3:28 that we are all one in Christ, acknowledging the spiritual identity of man. 

I had a pivotal experience several years ago while serving as a Christian Science nurse at a Christian Science nursing facility in the United States. The impact of the occurrence was a definitive teaching moment for me, in which I learned just how closely God accompanies each of us as our thought strives to move Spiritward. 

While driving to work and engaged in my usual practice of praying in preparation for my shift, I was startled at what I was receiving from divine Mind. Usually my prayers lead me to a sense of peace and an expanded capacity to extend compassion. But in this particular instance, my thoughts were those of a Christian soldier marching off to war, as if trouble was brewing. Certainly there could be no trouble in God’s kingdom, yet I felt a sense of being propelled to pray about protection. I remember wondering aloud, “What is going on?”

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