In the spirit of Christ’s charity, – as one who “hopeth all things, endureth all things,” and is joyful to bear consolation to the sorrowing and healing of the sick – she commits these pages to honest seekers of Truth.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (Preface, xii)
This is my Fathers world
Oh let me not forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
Excerpt from “This Is My Father’s World”
Text by Maltbie D. Babcock
( A Presbytarian Minister)
Shared during Wednesday Night Testimony Meeting
Ariana Grande sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ at One Love Manchester to close out her benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing
Ariana Grande – ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ – One Love Manchester
by Danielle Steel
I hope things are going smoothly and happily for you.
I was so touched by something last week that I just wanted to share it with you, although I’m sure you know about it too.
After the recent terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, with many injuries and deaths—– Ms. Grande organized and performed at a benefit concert in Manchester on June 4th, the proceeds to benefit those injured at the original concert. It was a star studded, and deeply moving evening with performances by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Black Eyed Peas, and Robbie Williams, and other performers and bands. Fifty thousand people attended, and THIRTEEN million dollars were raised, from donations and ticket sales, with more still coming in. The response was overwhelming, and the cause so worthwhile. Ms. Grande has volunteered to pay for the funerals of those who died in the attack. The One Love Manchester concert was such a brave and heartwarming thing to do, appreciated by all.
I saw a video of the concert and in particular her final song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Watching her perform, seeing her cry, seeing tears running down the faces of the people in the audience, it ripped my heart out and I just sat there and cried.
My niece was gravely injured in the terrorist attack in Brussels a year ago, but has survived, with incredible spirit and courage. So many others have been injured and have died in these horrifying senseless attacks. More attacks in London recently, after the carnage in Manchester. Another stabbing. New attacks in France only this week—-with a hammer, with machetes. The Bataclan attack, Nice last summer. When will it stop? Where is this taking us? How long will fear and terror and senseless destruction impact us and control us?
This has to stop. Somewhere Over the Rainbow has to be Now. The pain of lost loved ones and devastated lives HAS to stop. May One Love Manchester, and the loving gesture of Ariana Grande put balm on the wounds and get us back on the right path. Now. Kudos and my admiration to Ariana Grande, and once again my heartfelt sympathy to those who suffered injuries, or losses in Manchester, and all of the attacks.
with all my love, Danielle
Statement from Gabby Giffords [whose mother was a Christian Scientist], the most recent member of Congress to be shot before today:
Dear Mayor Dyer,
I wanted to write and express my most sincere condolences to the people of Orlando after the horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub on Sunday.
Having just spent time in Orlando I know what a warm and welcoming community it is. In spite of this senseless act, I have no doubt that the love and friendship of your city will remain strong.
I would also like to pass on my deepest admiration to the law enforcement officers who attended the nightclub during the attack for their extraordinary bravery and professionalism.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this most difficult of times. You are all in our prayers as you face the days and weeks ahead.
Best wishes, Harry