Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to header Skip to footer

Spiritual Short

Maintain a healthy attitude

From the December 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Many years ago, when I first became a student of Christian Science, I spent many hours studying the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, listening for God’s guidance. Once as I was deep in study, though, I felt suddenly unwell. I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful treatment. 

It was revealed to me during this call that something I’d done wasn’t in line with what I’d been assimilating from my studies. One of my children had come to my office door asking for something, and I had purposely not responded. In fact, I’d felt annoyed at being disturbed. It was almost like this: “Don’t bother me. I’m busy learning about God!” Ha! Well, I could see how that was not a healthy attitude. 

So I did indeed learn something that day, but not in the way I had thought. By the end of my call with the practitioner, I was perfectly free of the discomfort.  

Sign up for unlimited access

You've accessed 1 piece of free Journal content


Subscription aid available

 Try free

No card required

More from Spiritual Short
Mother love
Grateful for Gamaliel

More In This Issue / December 2019


Explore Concord—see where it takes you.

Search the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures