Methinks, were they to contemplate the universal charge wherewith divine Love has entrusted us, in behalf of a suffering race, they would contribute oftener to the pages of this swift vehicle of scientific thought; for it reaches a vast number of earnest readers, and seekers after Truth.
Mary Baker Eddy
(Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, pp. 155–156)
Your writing inspires healing
By Laura Skarie
The Christian Science Journal
For months, I’d been in a funk—feeling low about the way things were going in my life—and I couldn’t quite shake the feeling. Then one day, I began editing an article by a woman sharing a beautiful account of her healing of depression.
Her words were genuine, so uniquely her own—full of gratitude for the Science that healed her. As I read the article over and over again, I identified with the spiritual transformation she mapped out in her writing. I recognized that we didn’t have some gloomy disposition in common, but that we were one in the same—spiritual, whole, and cherished children of God.
To quote this year’s Mother Church’s Annual Meeting message, you could say it was the “Christ calling us together” (Mary Baker Eddy, Pulpit and Press, p. 21). In reading this writer’s article, I felt effortlessly lifted out of that funk—I was healed.
As an editor, what drew me to her piece was her earnest desire to selflessly share her story. She didn’t know if it would help or inspire readers. She didn’t even know if it would be published. But she did know that God’s loving presence had healed her, and that was worth writing about.
I later found out that another reader across the world was also healed of depressing thoughts by reading that very article.
By Laura Skarie