In public and military hospitals, prisons, and hospices, when push comes to shove, there are not many who will rebuff a visit from the friendly Chaplain. These caring individuals provide spiritual nourishment by listening to all our fears and anxieties, a willing confidante giving us the opportunity to discuss existential questions in a non-threatening environment, … More Why pastoral care is integral to healthcare
“Divisiveness seems prevalent these days. We see it in national and international relations and in society in general. It impacts communities, churches, and families. Some would say that this is human nature, a view predicated on a perception that we are driven by fear and motivated by self-interest, in perpetual competition with our neighbor. And … More Unity—our natural inclination
If we’re feeling there’s little we can do to contribute to healing the world’s ills, it’s worth considering the power of love impelled by God, all-powerful divine Love itself. Eric Nelson shares some insights he’s learned about Love’s healing power. By the time I arrived at my apartment, the only thing I could do was … More What does love have to do with ending a pandemic?
As the world continues this week with headlines dominated by COVID-19, we take a look at how we can think about predictions. Even if they come as dire warnings, as our lead author points out, predictions are not set in stone. And prayer that recognizes divine Love’s all-embracing power can break through individual and collective … More DEFENSE against DISEASE
“The friend I spoke to told me the weather forecast was for a hot, dry day with high winds—dangerous conditions. I knew she was a religious person, so I mentioned to her that in the Lord’s Prayer we pray, “Thy will be done” (see Matt. 6:10). Certainly, a raging bush fire was not God’s will. … More Certainly, a raging bush fire is not God’s will
Are you searching for the good life? Is it really possible to live a peaceful life full of purpose and meaning? Katherine Leech was looking for such a life. She’d moved away from the idea of going to church and lost her belief in God. These times often seemed tumultuous. Looking to just lead a … More Could this be your blueprint for 2019?
A few years into the 20th century an article of Mary Baker Eddy’s titled “Christmas as in Christian Science” was published in the New York World, a daily newspaper with a readership of over 300,000. The article still makes for inspiring reading in the 21st century. And that’s not just because it gives us pause in regard to … More More Meaning for Christmas
By Kevin Ness For many people today, the phrase “sending thoughts and prayers” has become a meaningless cliché. Christian Scientists’ annual meeting on June 4 offered the view that it doesn’t have to be that way. Church members gathered at the denomination’s Mother Church in Boston and via live video streaming here in Australia and … More Church can be “a place of light,” say Christian Scientists at annual meeting