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From the August 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Bible says, “Whatsoever things are of good report … think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). We are seeking more submissions for the Journal’s “Of Good Report” column. In this column, readers share good news on a variety of subjects. The examples shared include, but are not limited to, healing progress in churches, how Christian Science has made an impact on readers’ families over the years and brought healing, and stories of sharing Christian Science with others. Please see for submission information and write “Of Good Report” in “Author comments” on the submission form.

[“From conflict to harmony at church,” Name withheld, June 2016, Journal]

Thank you for these wonderful ideas, which I will certainly put into practice. I really like the dishwashing analogy! It is very easy to “brand” people with certain attitudes or remember bad memories in connection with someone, but as the Bible says, God’s “compassions fail not. They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22, 23), so we also need to be mercifully forgiving of past events and words and wash our thoughts clean of any thought that would cover the purity and truth of our being and that of others.

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