Peace at the gym - A Christian Science perspective from The Christian Science Monitor

A victim of racist remarks found peace that was more than the absence of conflict, but a presence that turned things around.

I’d been happily attending a gym in my new neighborhood for a few months, when something happened that just wasn’t right. I heard a man speaking unkindly about my ethnicity and questioning why people of my “kind” were at “their” gym. He repeated these comments every time I was nearby. It felt mean and threatening.

Prayer was definitely my choice for handling this situation. One of the many truths I’ve learned from the Bible and my study of Christian Science is that God is everywhere, and that His quality of peace is not merely the absence of conflict.  Read more

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