How to make change for the better
Life doesn’t have to feel like it’s caving in. We can build on a new basis: life rooted in an all-good God.
A talk on Christian Science
Janet Hegarty, CSB
Christian Science practitioner and teacher
Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship
Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hudson OH and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chardon, OH
I may not be an architect, but I know the value of a strong foundation. My life improved when I began building on new views of myself and my identity, which sprang from a better concept of God than I’d had before. This better concept of God brought healing changes to my life in a way that was deep and lasting.
Building this new foundation began when my mother-in-law introduced me to Christian Science. As I explored the ideas in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I began to get a very different view of God. Never before had I encountered the idea that God is not merely sometimes good or just a little bit good, but all good, only good, always. To think of God as pure goodness, and to discover that this same all-good God was the source of what I am and what everyone is without exception, was, to me, a new and life-changing way to think about existence.
These new ideas showed me the power of God, divine goodness, at work in all of our lives–providing solutions to challenges such as sickness, dishonesty, and career setbacks, which often seem like they can shake our foundation and connection to what’s good. This had a practical effect in my own life, bringing a quick healing of a long-standing food allergy. And, as time has gone on, this foundational understanding of God as pure good has transformed my life in many ways, including the healing of a serious illness and the restoration of my career.
I invite you to join me in discovering how you can establish your own strong foundation and experience the life-changing effects of building on this solid basis for yourself and the world.