Disarming an enemy

"Courage, strength, selflessness, love, and spiritual understanding are each a powerful Christian response to any enemy."

Even when faced with hateful words or acts, we can pray that divine Love will guide us in how best to respond. After inviting a distant relative to stay in her house, this writer discovered a deep-seated resentment in her houseguest and even a plot to exact revenge on her family. Read how her prayers helped her to love this individual, and how her kindness and the divine Love that impelled her acts removed the threat to her family.

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
Christ Jesus
Matthew 5:43, 44
"Human affection is not poured forth vainly, even though it meet no return. Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it."
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.57
"Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort."
Mary Baker Eddy
The First Church of Christ Scientist and Miscellany, p.210

Disarming an enemy

by Michelle Nanouche, CSB

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Hear Michelle speak at Wynnum

The challenging problems we face today demand a fresh approach to solutions.

During these two free one-hour talks, Michelle Nanouche, CSB will speak about Christian Science and “its broader contribution to solving individual and societal problems today.”

Join us at 1pm on the 5th and 6th May at the Christian Science Reading Room in Wynnum.

Lecture 1: Christian Science: What it is and how it heals

Lecture 2: Finding God, finding health

Family life restored

Overcoming homelessness and fear

From feeling helpless and desperate, this woman and her children overcame homelessness and fear, when she acknowledged that she could not be helpless, since she reflected God, good.
"behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
Christ Jesus
Luke 17:21
“It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.”
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.390

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Other articles from the Christian Science Sentinel are available via subscription or from any Christian Science Reading Room.
If you’d like to find out more about how the study of Christian Science can help you find peace and healing for you and your family, you can read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, visit a Christian Science Reading Room, come to a Christian Science service, or contact a Christian Science practitioner.

How divine Love restored a marriage

holding hands

Is a ‘happily ever after’ marriage even possible? This marriage seemed over. But everything changed for this woman when she shifted her thought and saw that the source of her happiness was divine Love, and not another person. Read how she prayed and her health, family and marriage were restored to a deeply loving relationship lasting 20+ years.

… for “man's extremity is God's opportunity.

God setteth the solitary in families:

Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.

– Image by Scott Broome on Unsplash

Other articles from the Christian Science Sentinel are available via subscription or from any Christian Science Reading Room.
If you’d like to find out more about how the study of Christian Science can help you find peace and healing for you and your family, you can read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, visit a Christian Science Reading Room, come to a Christian Science service, or contact a Christian Science practitioner.