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My ‘reason for existing’

From the February 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A much-loved quote from Mary Baker Eddy’s writings is often in my thought as I go about my daily activities. Mrs. Eddy writes in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, “I am able to impart truth, health, and happiness, and this is my rock of salvation and my reason for existing” (p. 165).

Sometimes, I’m not quite sure how to go about imparting truth, health, and happiness, but I am learning that, if we just look for them, opportunities can often be found in simple, daily contact with individuals.   

For many months now I have made a point of actively looking for these opportunities to extend fellowship to those with whom I come into contact, be it the cashier at the supermarket checkout, the young man in the pet shop where I get birdseed, or the woman selling vegetables at the local market.

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