In response to the shooting at Purdue today


Stock Photos Teenage Girl Texting On Smart Phone Wearing Winter Clothes © Glow Images. Model is used for illustrative purposes only.

Stock Photos Teenage Girl Texting On Smart Phone Wearing Winter Clothes © Glow Images. Model is used for illustrative purposes only.

Thanks to Sher Wolf, Christian Science Assistant Committee on Publication for South Bend, Indiana for today’s  timely blog as we pray for the Purdue community.

I received a text a few moments ago from my granddaughter who attends Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana: “There was a shooting on campus two buildings from me. I’m on lockdown, but I’m fine.”

My response back to her was: “You are never in the line of fire. There is a Shepherd over us all that protects us from those who have neglected to guard their own thought from hateful, fearful, lonely suggestions and are indulging in them. Power lies in Life where you and each one at Purdue dwells including the perpetrator.”

Her response: “Thank you I needed that.”

My text: “God’s thoughts are always with you leading you. Just get quiet and listen.”

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  2. Paulette Watkins says

    Thank you Sher for blog and your prayers for our young people.
    I like what Mary Baker Eddy said, about how to guard our thoughts from the invasion of evil with “virtue and truth” (S&H 234:32).

    “Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more
    harm than one’s belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and
    malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen,
    from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected
    lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.”

    I also find encouragement that Mrs. Eddy believed that “Christian Science will hold crime in check and “…aid in the ejection of error.” The full statement is from page 96 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures:
    “During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor
    to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but
    those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in
    check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They
    will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the
    certainty of ultimate perfection.”

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