James Shepherd, a Christian Science practitioner and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will talk about our unbreakable connection to God, infinite Love, and how that gives us permanent worth and purpose. It lifts us from dark times to healing and progress.
You can hear this talk in any of three ways.
It will be presented in person at: First Church of Christ, Scientist 1321 W. Avenue F Garland, TX75040 (972-276-2617)
The lecture will also be available by live stream from CSGarland.org.
Or you can listen by phone: 346-248-7799, meeting ID 834 6557 9039.
Join us online to hear Lyle Young, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, talk on this subject.
WHO ARE WE, REALLY?
The health, harmony, and joy we experience in life depends on our answer to this question.
Mary Baker Eddy, who founded the Christian Science church, had a profound insight into the nature of God as infinite Love. She perceived that God is the only substance, intelligence and Life of the universe, without the opposition typically ascribed to darkness or evil. Moreover, Eddy realized that this was the basis of Jesus’ healing works.
This is revolutionary. Eddy didn’t say that conflict, struggle, and disease exist as unavoidable realities, then in addition there’s also God’s love. Rather, she saw infinite Love, and genuine creation as the perfect spiritual expression of this Love, instead of the imperfect, material existence we typically assume unavoidably defines us. To Eddy, infinite Love, being infinite, simply excludes the possibility of anything else.
Such an unusual theology might have ended as a footnote to history, except that Eddy and her students boldly used it to reinvigorate Christianity and its lost element of healing. Since then, some 65,000 accounts of healing have been verified and published — healings of everything from cancer to AIDS to blindness, from drug addiction to broken bones.
To the degree that we understand our identity as purely spiritual — knowing that each of us shines, now and eternally, as a unique expression of infinite Love — we experience healing. The result is wellness, opportunity, spiritual progress, and the highest degree of joy.