Is this appropriate?

My study of Christian Science has informed every aspect of who I am – it’s had an influence on my family relationships, friendships, career, art, adventures, and politics. I can’t separate Christian Science from any part of me – I can’t compartmentalize it into some box called “religion” and only bring it out on Sundays and occasional holidays, and those times when I might be in need of healing..

When I share my blog posts, I am only speaking for myself and my own experience with Christian Science – I am not speaking for any other Christian Scientists. Christian Scientists are not a monolithic group. We don’t all think, feel, and believe the exactly same way about things. We don’t all share the same political views. Some Christian Scientists identify as Democrats, and some as Republicans, and some as something else altogether. And I think that’s awesome.

In the past year a lot of my posts have been political in nature. Again, I’m only expressing my own views – as this particular Christian Scientist. I am living Christian Science as I feel God is directing me to live it – and I make no apologies for this, nor do I expect any other Christian Scientist to live their lives as I feel God is directing me to live mine. We are individual expressions of Love, each fulfilling our own “niche in time and eternity” (Mary Baker Eddy) and I believe we need to allow each other to have these life experiences and expressions without condemnation or judgment. Where God is leading you is none of my business. Where God is leading me is none of your business.

I will never use my blog to tell anyone how to vote. I will never use my blog to try to convince everyone to be Democrats, or Republicans, or any other political party. I will, however, use my blog to address issues that I feel need to be addressed.

Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, and to being open to what I have to share. It takes epic kindness and generosity to listen to others, and try to understand their perspective, and I thank you for that!

(This blog post is in response to a comment from a reader: “I don’t think your comments are appropriate under the heading of Christian Science writings!”)

God loves



8 thoughts on “Is this appropriate?

  1. Thank you, Karen. I grew up in Christian Science and I value and treasure the gentle, loving, and compassionate philosophy that C,S, embodies. I truly enjoy your postings. They help me stay centered in Love when I start to feel anger, discontent, or fear. You offer God’s love (and joy!) to all who are open to receiving it. Keep writing!

  2. Dear Karen, I too as a fellow CS support your blogs and the humour, love, joy they express and they help me to open up my thought to God’s love for all mankind. All we have to fear is fear itself and I feel all this stirring of thought around the world is bringing error to the surface to be seen as nothing and uniting all mankind in the good that is real and eternal. Keep writing and and reminding us that Love IS supreme – to quote Mary Baker Eddy ” It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion”.

  3. We read in Science and Health that “Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and
    bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, ‘Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.'” (p. 13). Each unique voice has its place in expressing this Love. I am very heartened by the social media communities sharing thoughts inspired by individuals’ study and practice of Christian Science. Keep speaking out, Karen.

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