Why this CPA decided to enter a Christian Science nurses training program

Why would a successful CPA want to become a Christian Science nurse?  In this 2-minute video, Bob Bishop describes how he was led to apply to the Christian Science Nursing Arts training school at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association — and he tells us what the training is like. Bob explains, “The thing that I appreciate the most is the idea of developing habits of excellence…everybody deserves to be treated excellently!”

2 Responses to Why this CPA decided to enter a Christian Science nurses training program

  1. Carolyn Shipman says:

    Bravo!
    Thank you so much for sharing, Bob!
    Since having the opportunity to visit the BA during our taking the Longyear Tour, I have such a feeling of appreciating and cherishing the BA. I also had the wonderful healing experience of being a patient for a few days at our St. Louis Peace Haven Association and love remembering the tender care I received from everyone there.
    We are so blessed by your and others’ service as Christian Science nurses!

  2. David Stafford says:

    Thanks–this is inspiring. I would say that you are on the right track by valuing excellence. Just before seeing your video, I ran across a poem by George Washington Doane (1799-1859), quoted by MBE in her sermon “The People’s Idea of God”, and it seemed like such a perfect cap to that reading, that I hope I have enough room here to include it:

    Peo. 7:8-23
    Chisel in hand stood a sculptor-boy,
    With his marble block before him;
    And his face lit up with a smile of joy
    As an angel dream passed o’er him.
    He carved the dream on that shapeless stone
    With many a sharp incision.
    With heaven’s own light the sculptor shone, —
    He had caught the angel-vision.

    Sculptors of life are we as we stand
    With our lives uncarved before us,
    Waiting the hour when at God’s command
    Our life dream passes o’er us.
    If we carve it then on the yielding stone
    With many a sharp incision,
    Its heavenly beauty shall be our own, —
    Our lives that angel-vision.

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