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“Healing Hate” lecture

“Healing Hate” lecture

Speaker Maryl Walters

“Healing Hate Through Divine Love.”

Christian Science Lecturer Maryl Walters of Missouri shared insights on bringing healing to a culture of hate and violence in an hour-long talk held at the Northside Public Library in Charlottesville, VA, December 2nd. If you missed it, here’s a summary.


“No power can withstand divine Love.”

“No power can withstand divine Love.”  Could that possibly be true? Maryl Walters, a practitioner of Christian Science healing, finds this idea courageous and bold, as well as deeply comforting.  “This statement, written by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, gives me hope for finding solutions to all kinds of problems,” says Mrs. Walters.

In her talk, “Healing Hate Through Divine Love,”  she gave examples how divine Love brings peace, strength, and health to families and communities.  She shared fresh concepts from the Bible, especially from the life and teachings of Christ Jesus.  She also drew on Mary Baker Eddy’s main work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, a book based on the Bible that explains how anyone can experience the power of divine Love in action.

“…the basic ingredient that makes these efforts helpful to humanity is love…”

“To me, divine Love is God,” says Mrs. Walters in her lecture.  “If we think of things that make the world better—peace treaties, economic revitalization, higher employment, stable families, food distribution, civic respect and responsibility—the basic ingredient that makes these efforts helpful to humanity is love, our expression of divine Love. Love, moving each of us for good and bringing practical healing perspectives, is central to something as big as regional peace or as small as feeding a child.”

Making pearls

She shared as a central theme, how painful or aggravating experiences, when approached with love, can become pearls, as we, like the oyster, cover the irritant or distress with layers of grace, and are blessed.

Walters is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing from Wildwood, Missouri.  She is active in ecumenical affairs in the St. Louis area and nationally. To consult with Mrs. Walters or another Christian Science practitioner about Christian healing, you can find their contact information in The Christian Science Journal or by using this directory  at

The talk was sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charlottesville, as their gift to the community.