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** WHAT: “Spiritual discovery: How you can better the world,” a talk by practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and international speaker, Tom McElroy. The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, and show how they are available for anyone to understand and experience. McElroy will discuss the approach to spirituality and well-being that explains these ideas and share examples of healing. The talk is free, open to the community, and sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lexington.**
** WHY: “Spiritual discovery is about understanding more of what God is and learning to see our lives and the world through the lens of God’s all-good nature,” says McElroy. “It’s about stripping away surface-level appearances. Spiritual discovery reveals what is substantial, lasting, and powerful — and this leads to healing.”
McElroy will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.
McElroy will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a mid-nineteenth century woman from New England, and how she came to understand, confirm, and teach what she understood to be original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12 in the Bible). For over 150 years, people around the world have followed Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today
** WHO: Tom McElroy has been a practitioner of Christian Science healing for many years, helping people on a daily basis through this scientific approach to prayer. He travels from his home base near Boston, MA, to speak to audiences around the world as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
Tom McElroy is available for interviews. Please contact 781-861-0059.