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Spiritual Short

The office of spiritual healing

From the August 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day while walking through my town, this thought came to mind: “You need an office!” What a grand idea, and how lovely to have an office specifically designated for the Christian Science practice. 

For a few days I ruminated on the idea, and I began looking at spaces downtown. Then I did what I should have done at the start—I prayed to the Father for direction. I looked up office in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and found a statement where she writes about “holiness and purification of thought and deed,” and how these “alone can fit us for the office of spiritual teaching” (p. 595). I stopped trying to outline and trusted God to guide me.

The Bible story of Elisha and the widow woman also came to mind, especially in regard to when Elisha asked the woman, who was in desperate need of money, “What hast thou in the house?” (II Kings 4:2). Remembering that I had a little shop building on my property that was filled with unused equipment, I thought, “I can sell the equipment and remodel the space to make an office.” I prayed that the specialty equipment would meet the need for someone else. 

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