What are the Signs?

Janiva Toler

I hope you have taken the time to listen to the inspiring interview with Robyn Filbert in this month’s E-newsletter. As Assistant Director of the BA’s Christian Science Nurses Training Department, Robyn has worked with hundreds of applicants from around the world. So she has quite an understanding of what it takes to succeed as a Christian Science nurse, and what some signs of readiness are for this holy calling.

At a time when there is a need for Christian Science nurses in every avenue of practice, it seems right to consider if you or someone you know might be ready for this spiritual ministry. How might you know if you are ready for Christian Science nursing? Are there signs in your life and your character that show a preparation for Christian Science nursing? First we can look to the Church Manual, Article VIII, Sect. 31, “Christian Science Nurse”. Also, Robyn talks about the qualities Mary Baker Eddy gives in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures:

“The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, — receptive to Truth and Love.” (p. 395.)

Robyn talks about other signs as well:
• An active practice of Christian Science in one’s life
• Love for God and your fellow man
• Selfless giving and caring
• Integrity
• Purity of thought

At this time in our movement there is such a great need for Christian Science nurses. If you have thought about Christian Science nursing and whether it might be right for you, please follow up on that thought. Read more about Christian Science nursing, check out workshops at your local/regional facility, look into training, or talk to a Christian Science nurse. If you know someone that expresses all the signs of readiness for Christian Science nursing, perhaps you can support their going forward to serve the Cause of Christian Science in this way.

Here are a few links to help in your search.
Christian Science nurses training at the BA
A Look into Christian Science Nursing – September 21

Please let us know if there are other ways of learning more about Christian Science nursing in your area or at your local/regional facility. You can list them in the comments section.

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One Response to What are the Signs?

  1. Laurie Haas says:

    In difficult times, a booklet entitled “To Be A Christian Science Nurse” always inspires in me a more tender loving approach to the care of another and an absolute spiritual conviction of the presence and power of the Christ.

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