Have you been to a Christian Science Reading Room lately? Ever? According to my colleague, Tim Mitchinson, writing for the June 25, 2017 edition of the Springfield Patch, what you find there might be just what you need. Part library, part bookstore, Reading Rooms bless their communities. The inspiration that you long for could be found in the reading materials, conversations, and quiet prayerful atmosphere. Do yourself a favor, stop in to a Christian Science Reading Room this week. Read the Bible, buy a copy of the Christian Science textbook. Get inspired. Drop your burdens. Find peace. Here’s Tim:
I was in college and had just started a new part-time job at a florist and gift shop. One day the store’s buyer asked me to hang some new paintings throughout the store. “Don’t lose my hammer!” she told me as I left her office. After spending quite a bit of time hanging those works of art, I was asked by the manager to go to the bank to make a deposit. On my way there, I realized I didn’t know where the hammer was! It was my first weekend on the job and I panicked.
After making the deposit, I wanted a quiet place to just think for a while. I passed a Christian Science Reading Room. I knew I could go in there – my mom worked there. I went in and sat in the study room. The quiet and peace I felt there was just what I needed to be able to think clearly about this situation. In a short while, I remembered that I had put the hammer on an antique desk in the corner of the salesroom. I left the Reading Room, went back to the store, and there was the hammer – on the antique desk in the corner. This may not seem much to you, but to a college student who really needed a job to pay for college costs, this quiet place was just what I wanted….