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Commentary A Christian Science Perspective

  • A way out of darkness

    In light of growing public concern about suicide rates, today’s contributor shares how considering God as endless Love freed her from feeling that it would be better if she were no longer around.

  • Lessons from a rearview mirror

    The idea that there’s a divine basis for growth and progress freed today’s contributor from the pull of disturbing memories.

  • A ‘Mr. Right’ search

    Today’s contributor was freed from self-condemnation and remorse over failed marriages as she gained a more spiritual sense of the nature of love.

  • Taking the side to end conflict

    This contributor learned how letting God guide us gives practical ways to resolve divisive issues, which helped her avoid a repeat of a racially motivated altercation.

  • Overcoming thoughts of suicide

    Today’s contributor shares spiritual ideas that enabled her to help a friend struggling with the question of whether his life was worth living.

  • Holy, healing awe

    Setting aside quiet moments to experience God’s presence and peace brings healing and inspiration.

  • Developing our talents

    For today’s contributor, who had a passion for dance, limitations fell away as she came to understand God as the source of limitless good.

  • Peace on earth begins with us

    The realization that God loves us all enabled today’s contributor to let go of the resentment and hostility she was feeling toward someone, leading to an improved relationship.

  • A path out of hopeless situations

    Left without money, home, or job, today’s contributor found practical answers to her needs as she gained a life-changing conviction that God abundantly cares for all.

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
  • Tackling peer pressure

    Today’s contributor recalls how a rethink of his and others’ worth helped him respond productively when college friends began conversing inappropriately about women.

  • Countering hopelessness when violence looms

    Today’s contributor explains how prayer brought hope rather than fear when she heard about a potentially violent confrontation.

  • The Jerusalem we can all call home

    At a time when the concept of “home” is too often fraught with conflict, as in Jerusalem today, today’s contributor reflects on the idea of a deeper sense of home we each share with all humanity.

  • Safe in an emergency

    It’s one thing to believe that God is always present, but at a moment when a car crash seemed inevitable, today’s contributor had to know it.

  • Listening to our Mother

    In today’s column, a mom of three reflects on spiritual lessons that helped her navigate parenthood.

  • Success at exam time

    Today’s column considers how a spiritual view of our abilities and their divine source can free us from fears that would hinder success in the classroom and beyond.

  • More than just a feel-good day

    What started off for today’s contributor as an experience of being alone and desperate turned into a time of discovering just how tangible, practical, and familiar God’s love truly is.

  • Always ‘above water’

    Today’s column explores how we can meet life’s challenges with spiritual poise that does more than just keep us afloat.

  • Prayer beyond words

    True prayer isn’t just asking for goodness, love, and peace. It is letting God show us how to live them.

  • Healed of chronic back pain

    Today’s contributor found that leaning on God for strength to help a family member after a snowstorm led to freedom from a long-standing back problem.