"I think one reason this post is having such an impact is it fills a void in the messaging about what it means to follow Christ in the daily practice of Christian Science. We have plenty of articles, blogs, podcasts, about success, healing, and other preferred outcomes. But it can be disheartening for a long-time Christian Scientist to feel they are the only ones who've ever felt temporarily defeated, because we read so little about the human struggle. But even Jesus' closest disciples felt the sting of confusion, disappointment, rejection, and feelings of inadequacy.
"You have shown great compassion in sharing your story and spiritual journey so honestly. Many will be encouraged to keep pressing on in spite of difficulties. After all, Christian Science is NOT a "prosperity gospel" ... it is the demonstration of the way of Christ, which includes at least some cross-bearing and sacrifice of human outlining in our journey to understand and do the will of God. Things do "work together for good" (Rom. 8:28), just not always in the way we might have imagined! Thanks again!" Cindy