Christmas 2018...… I know that many former Christian Scientists still have relatives in Christian Science and if you are visiting and spending time with such family, it can sometimes become difficult. For example, I well remember the dismay caused (accidentally) to my CS mother, when our young daughter received a dressing-up nurse outfit and our young son received a doctor's kit! My mother's outrage at "condoning" medicine etc. caused a family rift all its own.
Feeling obliged to attend CS church services while staying under the roof of a Christian Scientist, or maybe staying with a CS relation who does not celebrate Christmas in perhaps a traditional way, if at all, can cause much stress and unhappiness.
We have been blessed to make new contacts with former Christian Scientists, this year, and we are always available to lend a listening ear at difficult times.
We trust you all enjoy a very happy and peaceful Christmas.