Category Archives: Prayer

Letter to the editor

When I read Nicholas Kristof’s column in Sunday’s New York Times, I thought, “I can’t wait to read the letters to the editor on this one!” The daily “Letters to the Editor” offer a window on a worldwide community of … Continue reading

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Daily prayer

Looking into the purpose and the practical observance of Ramadan has me thinking a bit about the rituals or routines that play a part in most spiritual practices. While applauding the overlaps and places where we intersect, I note that … Continue reading

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Christian Science and pain

In her review of a new book by Melanie Thernstrom entitled, The Pain Chronicles, Helen Epstein wrote, “Except for a reference to her favorite grandmother, a Christian Scientist, Ms. Thernstrom tells us little of her family’s attitudes toward pain.” (The … Continue reading

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A.A. and Christian Science

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), founded by Bill Wilson, has been in the spotlight this summer, as the organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.  An article by David Brooks, “Bill Wilson’s Gospel” (The New York Times, June 29, 2010), stood out for me, … Continue reading

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What do you know that I don’t know?

I was walking by Columbus Circle one sunny Friday afternoon (past the statue of Christopher C pictured on the left). Winding my way carefully through a group of teenagers doing a dance routine on roller blades, street vendors hawking their … Continue reading

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Mind over matter?

I recently met the manager of a  business in my neighborhood. He asked what I do for a living and I replied I am a Christian Science practitioner. As I usually do, I followed that by inquiring if he knew … Continue reading

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