During my morning study I came across this quote from Mary Baker Eddy, "Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them."
Eddy goes on, "To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality." Science and Health 447:20
I was sad to hear about the recent loss in the Brazilian nightclub. It's never easy to lose someone and yet I found this message from Monday's Daily Lift to be comforting, especially this part, "Love isn't an abstraction."
It was a normal day as I was walking through the winter streets of Madison, Wis., on my way to work – a little bit icy and a few snowflakes falling. The real gem of the morning for me was a radio report streaming in on my iPod. It told how The Phillips Collection, an art museum in Washington, D.C., was celebrating its 90th anniversary, and featured patrons recounting warm memories of visits to the museum and works of art that had touched their hearts. I've had similar feelings about some works of art, particularly for those I’ve studied and then have come upon in a museum. When that’s happened, a painting has become not just oil on canvas but an old friend – an idea or a statement I cherish.
Keeping up with world events can feel confusing and overwhelming. There are so many people who profess to be experts that it’s hard to know whom to trust. And this skepticism can lead to avoiding the news altogether.
But hiding from the challenges of the world doesn’t solve anything. Is there a way to stay informed without being overwhelmed, and maybe even being able to help others?