At the beginning of the pandemic, I wanted to take on a deeper metaphysical study that would help me pray for the world. I began my prayer with listening for God to guide me to whatever I needed to know and to sources where I would find inspiration.
I randomly opened Mary Baker Eddy’s sermon Christian Science versus Pantheism. I had read this book many years ago, but I had felt it was difficult to understand. It wasn’t the first book I would have chosen to start my in-depth study and prayer for the world! But I took a deep breath and began to read. And, to my surprise, I immediately understood the wisdom in reading this book at this time. To me, it was like taking a master’s course in metaphysics versus physics. I was very grateful that I had been willing and receptive to God’s loving provision of angels, which guided me during this spiritual journey.
In this book, Mrs. Eddy writes: “The altitude of Christianity openeth, high above the so-called laws of matter, a door that no man can shut; it showeth to all peoples the way of escape from sin, disease, and death; it lifteth the burden of sharp experience from off the heart of humanity, and so lighteth the path that he who entereth it may run and not weary, and walk, not wait by the roadside,—yea, pass gently on without the alterative agonies whereby the way-seeker gains and points the path” (p. 12).