What our neighbors near and far most need is for limited, worldly thinking to increasingly give way to a scientific, spiritual understanding of reality. Each time we grow in our grasp of this, the balance of human consciousness shifts in this direction. These shifts, no matter how modest, are deeply meaningful.
The most powerful solution to perceived lack or inequality always lies in striving to identify ourselves and everyone else spiritually. This identity is whole, satisfied, and forever blessed with spiritual qualities that we each uniquely reflect.
I was able to make my way back to the parking lot, feeling as though I had just witnessed a miracle. But I knew from Sunday School that it hadn’t been a miracle; it had been proof of God’s saving presence and power.
Mind is the source of all seeing, hearing, and moving, and Spirit, Soul, is ever present and beautifies everything. These thoughts finally freed me from fear, and that was the end of the difficulty; the healing was complete.
As I’d prayed, God’s power to calm and silence fear of destructive weather had become so clear that it stilled my thought; the storm no longer frightened me, and I was able to pray effectively for everyone’s safety.
It was senior year, and everything was going so well . . . until this author began picking herself apart and feeling like she could never measure up. What turned it around? Digging deeper into what her identity really is, with the help of Science and Health.
The news coming out of emergency situations often features images of first responders. But for this 9-1-1 dispatcher, a split second of turning to God as she snapped into action proved time and again that there's a place for a spiritual first response—and that God's help really is there in an emergency.
I contacted a Christian Science practitioner, who agreed to pray for me. He assured me that I could not be deprived of all that God had already given me—such as life, health, joy, peace, goodness, and strength.