A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
Morning alarms, melodious music, loud horns of vehicles, tapping of computer keyboards, inspiring strains from a distant mosque – all sounds we hear in India every day. Some sounds are good, and some are not so good. Even in a quiet place when we are listening only to our own thoughts, we find they can be joyous and satisfied or worried and sorrowful.
Prayer is another kind of listening. Many people are accustomed to praying by talking to God – informing Him of a need and asking Him to fulfill it. But prayer also involves listening – quiet listening to God and obedience to Him.
People around the world have proved that listening to God and obeying the inspiration they receive from Him not only bless the listener but also families, churches, workplaces, and the community.
Even at times when we feel utterly helpless, we can pray, and inspired thoughts from God – His angel messages – will come and lift our thoughts to Spirit and to the spiritual answers that we need.
Insight into the nature of angel messages is provided in the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science. She described angels in this way: "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality" (p. 581).
At times of crisis, people have found that through prayer, restless thoughts can be replaced by quiet assurance. Divine Love (another name for God) can correct our thoughts, and its impartial outpouring of love can put us on the right path.