Q: How can I talk to my friends about God and Christian Science when they say intelligent people are too smart to have faith or believe in a higher power?
A: After a few significant healings during graduate school, including a healing of depression, I was on fire with Christian Science. I wanted to share what had so deeply transformed my life with others who I knew were searching for peace, comfort, and health. The problem? I was finishing my degree at a prominent university, and many of my fellow students were not very interested in God and religion.
I was a member of the Christian Science organization (CSO) at my university, and one day I was invited to a lunch gathering of religious ministries on campus. I’ll be honest: I felt some trepidation. Shortly before this event, we’d held a Christian Science lecture on campus, which no one had attended. And I’d been openly mocked while distributing posters about the talk. While I knew that everyone in this lunch group would be open to spirituality, I also knew that some probably had ideas about Christian Science that were … not great.