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Music on the island

From the November 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal


As a child, I struggled with homesickness at various times. This went on for years. Then, in my teens, on an eighth-grade school camping trip, we traveled to an uninhabited island where there were no phones. One evening, I suddenly became ill. I left the group and went back to the tent. I would have liked to be comforted by my family and call a Christian Science practitioner, but on the island that wasn’t possible.

So I relied on what I had been taught in the Christian Science Sunday School I attended, and prayed to feel God’s presence. I remembered the Lord’s Prayer, given to us by Christ Jesus, and its spiritual sense given in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. On page 16 of her book it says, 

“Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious.

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