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Commentary A Christian Science Perspective

  • Real manhood

    Today’s article explores the idea that the way to resolve conflicting concepts of manhood is to reach higher – to gain a spiritual understanding of man as created in the image and likeness of God.

  • Divine care for all

    Inspired by the Joshua trees that thrive in the stark Mojave Desert, today’s contributor explores the idea that God furnishes all of us, His children, with what we need to not only survive, but blossom, wherever we may be.

  • Everyday holiness can elevate human life

    Today’s column explores how expressing goodness, grace, and kindness can bless others and bring the fruits of holy inspiration into human life.

  • Humility as a superpower

    A sense of humility that brings to light a greater sense of God’s love and power allows us to see more good, more solutions, and more possibilities.

  • ‘Canceled,’ or welcomed home?

    Instead of writing off as irredeemable those who have done wrong, today’s contributor explores how acknowledging God’s grace and love for all empowers efforts to correct and heal.

  • You can never be obsolete

    A more spiritual view of employment brought practical solutions after technological advances forced today’s contributor to shift gears with her career.

  • How about purple?

    Faced with dysfunction and divisiveness in a group she was involved in, today’s contributor found that acknowledging the inherent good in all of God’s children was the first step in letting go of defensiveness and resentment and finding needed harmony.

  • Harmony and diversity – together

    Inspired by her country’s racially diverse World Cup-winning soccer team, today’s contributor considers the spiritual basis for valuing ourselves and each other and thriving together.

  • Refuge

    “I was in need of the harbor – the calm just beyond the breakwater, a refuge.” These words are the opening lines of today’s poem, which deals with finding God’s guidance and comfort during those moments in life when we most deeply need them.

  • Move past labels – with love

    No matter what labels we might be given, nothing can keep us from loving others when we understand we are all the children of God.

  • What? Love your enemies?

    A hostile situation with co-workers gave way to a renewed spirit of goodwill as today’s contributor considered what Christ Jesus showed us about the power of God’s love.

May 5, 2017

Photos of the day 05/05

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Friday.

More Christian Science Perspective
  • Free of resentment

    After today’s contributor lost all her assets trying to save her company, a sense that she was “owed” something dissolved as she discovered the deeper value of the spiritual lessons she was learning.

  • Reacting to headlines?

    Today’s column explores the idea that a desire to see things from God’s perspective empowers us to discern tangible solutions to worrisome or tragic news events.

  • The power of sincerity

    A recent documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers inspired today’s contributor to think more deeply about the sincerity we’re all divinely empowered to express.

  • ‘When the heart speaks’ – no language barriers

    News of language barriers between volunteers and children at a US border facility prompted today’s contributor – who faced a similar challenge working at a refugee camp in Asia – to share ideas about the power of divine Love in fostering meaningful connections.

  • Toward more unity

    Amid a world scene in which the noise of derision and division headlines the news almost daily, today’s column considers the unifying power of understanding how God harmoniously governs us.

  • Responding to a wrong with what’s right

    A hostile situation at work yielded to collegiality and productivity as today’s contributor considered the idea that we all have the God-given ability to express qualities such as wisdom and integrity.

  • The intermediate way

    At a time when extreme reactions to news reports and emotional highs and lows seem inevitable, today’s column explores how the radical idea that God is good and is supreme brings a spirit of calm and grace.

  • Undaunted courage

    Inspired by the courage of those fighting the raging wildfires in California and elsewhere, today’s contributor considers how even a glimpse of the power of divine Love arms us with a strength not our own, even when things seem hopeless.

  • How can I learn to love myself?

    Today’s contributor learned to love herself when she took seriously the idea that God was loving her.

  • Ever-present Fatherhood and the lifting of grief

    After her dad passed on when she was a teen, a growing understanding of God as our always-present divine Father and Mother brought today’s contributor strength, healing, and inspiration to help a grieving friend.