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Commentary A Christian Science Perspective

  • Bullying and the love that heals it

    This contributor recounts a time when she was bullied and didn’t know what to do. But when she remembered Jesus’ instruction that we love our enemies – and endeavored to put it into practice – the situation was beautifully resolved and the bullying stopped.

  • Service

    In 1988, then-Vice President George H. W. Bush referred to volunteer organizations as “a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” Today’s contributor prays, “Help me to serve, dear Lord,” in her poem, which speaks to the spirit of sincerity and love for God that equips us to humbly, capably, and selflessly help others.

  • Walking a fine line, or safe in God’s infinite care?

    There are plenty of issues in the news that can make our peace and well-being seem precarious. In today’s column, one woman shares an insight on how greater stability in our lives is a natural outcome of God’s boundless love for all.  

  • No longer ‘starved for reality’

    The temptation to spend time on our devices seems constant, but today’s contributor shares how she learned to be better balanced by considering what is truly satisfying and fulfilling.

  • Asthma and emphysema healed

    Today’s contributor shares how a demanding career in dance opened up for him after being healed through Christian Science of two debilitating respiratory conditions.

  • A timeless sense of the Advent

    As we head into December, today’s contributor shares how an Advent calendar prompted him to gain a clearer sense of the ever-present Christ and how that same understanding healed a friend of cancer.

  • Man up to real manhood

    Today’s column explores how a spiritual concept of manhood – and womanhood – can help conquer the stereotypes that divide and demean.

  • ‘Cheerful’ giving

    No matter what the state of one’s finances may be, cultivating a selfless, giving heart is natural for all of God’s children.

  • Building our careers on a firm foundation

    Today’s contributor arrived at her dream college only to find that self-focused ambitions left her wanting. But when the insight that everyone’s true purpose is to express God’s love prompted her to rethink her motives, everything got better.

  • Gratitude heals

    Today’s contributor shares how a spirit of gratitude replaced the “poor me” discouragement she’d been feeling about a lingering illness with a tangible sense of God’s presence – and healing quickly followed. 

  • Are you a thanksgiver?

    Today’s column explores the healing power of gratitude – all year long.

  • ‘Give us this day our daily bread’

    While there’s still work to be done, in recent years much progress has been made in reducing poverty around the globe. Today’s column includes a poem and quotes that point to God’s unending supply of love and care for His children.

  • Thinking differently about Brexit

    As turmoil seems to characterize the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union, today’s contributor has been encouraged by the idea that God is an unending source of wisdom and inspiration.

  • Reaching

    At a time when questions of identity are front and center, today’s column is a poem that offers a deeper, spiritual sense of what we all are as God’s eternally loved children.

  • The living Word of the Bible

    In light of International Day of the Bible this Sunday, today’s contributor shares how understanding the inspired Word of the Bible has been an invaluable guide and source of strength throughout her life.

  • Beyond political division

    Here’s a podcast conversation between the editor of the Monitor and a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. They share spiritual insights on a subject that’s front and center these days: How can we get beyond the political division that’s so prevalent?

  • After the fires, a ‘still small voice’

    Today’s contributor explores the power of God’s limitless love to support, sustain, and empower individuals and communities, even in the face of overwhelming and tragic situations. When we heard about the fires being battled now in California, we immediately thought of this piece, which originally ran during the fires there last fall. Its message is as timely and powerful now as it was then.

  • What makes a veteran?

    Today’s contributor considers the spiritual power of qualities such as strength, honor, integrity, and brotherly love expressed by veterans from all walks of life.

  • Remembrance without grief

    When the younger sister of today’s contributor died unexpectedly, the idea of “praying without ceasing” brought a tangible sense of God’s love, instead of the darkness of grief.

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More Christian Science Perspective
  • The power of Christ is with us today

    Today’s contributor explores an account in the Bible where Jesus calmed a stormy sea – and the contemporary lessons it offers of peace for our own lives and communities, even in the midst of the storms of politics.

  • My pastor saved me from suicide

    Today’s contributor shares how the spiritual, healing ideas in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook freed her from despair and the temptation to commit suicide.

  • Safety and stability in a storm

    When the weather suddenly changed for the worse during a road trip, today’s contributor prayed to understand that God’s protecting love and care were right at hand.

  • The pressure we want

    Today’s contributor writes about a different kind of pressure, stemming from the desire to share God’s love, which gives rest to our souls, confidence for our tasks, and joy to face each day.

  • Quelling anger, finding common ground

    At a time when “common ground” and “politics” too often seem mutually exclusive, there are sparks of hope (see today’s Monitor Daily article on this topic). Today’s column explores a spiritual basis for unity, civility, and progress in the political arena.

  • Go beyond party lines – be a healer!

    Even the smallest conversation among people with differing political viewpoints can provide an opportunity for God’s love for all of us to shine through.

  • A prayer for Pittsburgh

    “Let all that now divides us remove and pass away,” urges the hymn in today’s column, which points to peace and unity, not division and hate, as normal and natural.

  • Deep sanity

    Today’s column explores how to find spiritual poise, calm, and clarity in the midst of life’s storms.

  • Rise above political polarization

    This contributor found that an understanding of God’s boundless love helps us more clearly hear what others are saying and opens the door to unity and progress.

  • Getting to know our spirituality

    At a time when spiritual and moral conversation has declined in the United States (see today’s Monitor Daily article on this topic) and other parts of the world, today’s column explores what it means to be spiritual and the healing effect this can have in our lives.