This cat had a decided preference for my husband. One morning I was giving some important instructions to my dear spouse (Read: I was bossing him around). He didn't seem to mind. But suddenly the cat stood up, walked over to me, put her face in mine - nose to nose - and with a wide-eyed glare, let out one sharp "Meeeow!" Then she returned to her spot, curled up and looked admiringly, worshipfully, at my husband.
I said, "Did you see that?" He said, "Yup. She just told you to shut up."
The Bible has a few conversation stoppers, too. I will list just seven. They're designed to arrest all whining, fussing, nagging, griping, frothing, suffering, sinning, sickness and death. You might like to click on the hyperlinks for each word to go to a post on each subject - after you finish reading this post, of course!
Others are less direct. I once served on a committee with someone who was contentious and difficult to work with. Every discussion and decision was a struggle. At the end of his term, he sent a note to the committee. It simply said:
II Corinthians 13:11 (to 1st .)
And then he signed his name.
We scrambled to open the Bible, and read, "Finally brethren, Farewell."
We were speechless... and then we cracked up with laughter!
I think my cat agreed with Marcel Marceau, the world famous French mime, who said:
"It's good to shut up sometimes."
I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no