This lecture, or heart-to-heart sharing, will give you an overview of Christian Science, its key principles, a bit of its history, some examples of healings and some clarifications about typical misconceptions.
I do sincerely hope that after our time together, you’ll have enough of a basis to begin to test its ideas and bring more harmony to your own life.
I practiced law in France and in the United States for several years. As a litigation lawyer in France, I used to argue cases in court and I did my best to meet my clients needs. Practicing law was not just my job, it was a passion. In my childhood, I read law books for pleasure and attended court hearings. To me, being a lawyer meant precision in thinking and a desire to help others get out of trouble.
During those legal years, I got more and more interested in Christian Science. At first, I was just impressed by its remarkable healings and resolutions. But as I dug deeper, I found a profound spirituality. To me back then, religion and spirituality meant accepting a system of beliefs and the letting go of discernment and critical thinking. But the more I studied and practiced this deep spirituality, the more I found that it was not about believing in anything. It was about exercising critical thinking in understanding spiritual concepts, which in turn could be applied to one’s life to bring healing.
Gradually, I gave up my law practice and became a full time Christian Science practitioner. I’m not a lawyer anymore, but I still work to help others get out of trouble, to get out of a sense of limitations, to find more freedom. But the way I see it, Christian Science is not just about feeling better or fixing problems. It’s about being willing to challenge one’s world view as entirely molecule based and soulless, to be open to see the world as spiritually based, and experience how this change in perspective brings inner peace and healing. It is about understanding more clearly our relationship with God, infinite good. It is about understanding Christ Jesus' message in a non dogmatic way, bringing healing, harmony and freedom to our life.
Alexandre is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and lives in Paris, France