First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cambridge, Massachusetts




Our church regularly presents public talks on Christian Science, exploring a range of topics from a spiritual perspective and introducing audiences to the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. The speakers are all members of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. The public is warmly welcome to these talks, which generally last about an hour.

NEXT LECTURE

Divine Love: The answer to universal health

Speaker: José de Dios Mata
Date: Sunday, June 21, at 3:00pm

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle Street
Harvard Square

José de Dios is originally from Spain, but has been living in the United States for a number of years. As a teenager, he felt a special interest in music and decided to study guitar, with an emphasis on flamenco. This led him to form his own group and perform in various venues.

Later, he worked for the government for a decade, the last five years of which were spent as a special agent in the Intelligence Services. In his personal life, he faced an enormous challenge in early 1979. A relative's sudden illness, for which the doctors could find no cure, as well as his own almost complete loss of hearing due to a congenital lesion, which he was told would require immediate surgery or result in total deafness — and he could not continue in his position at work until he had surgery — forced him to seek a solution to these difficulties. He chose not to have surgery. After trying a series of different alternatives, in December of that year José de Dios was introduced to Christian Science by a doctor, his guitar student, who knew of his reluctance towards conventional medicine and encouraged him to explore this system of spiritual healing. Both situations were quickly and completely healed solely through reading the textbook of this religion, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

He soon realized that the spiritual understanding he had just achieved enabled him to heal others. After several years of proving the practical effect of these teachings in the healing of illness and other inharmonious situations of day-to-day life, he gave up his career in 1986 and decided to move to the United States to enter the public practice of Christian Science as his only profession.

His desire to teach others how to practice spiritual healing led him to take Christian Science Normal Class in 2009, in Boston, in order to become an authorized Christian Science teacher in Spain. His hobbies include music, technology, the study of different cultures and the arts, and he has also developed a special interest in architecture.

José de Dios and his wife, Elizabeth, divide their time between Spain and the United States.

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This lecture is about the power of God as divine Love and the direct influence for good it can have on lives individually and collectively when spiritually understood. It explores the Biblical basis of God as divine Love whose law Christ Jesus taught and practiced in his healing and teaching ministry. It brings out the relevance of his command "to love your neighbor as yourself" and the world-wide healing impact this can have.

The ideas in this lecture make clear the importance of loving from the standpoint of God, Love, as our source and each of us as God's tenderly cared for children. Praying from this standpoint heals disease, saves us from wrong thinking and acting, and awakens us to the reality that our lives our safe in the law of Love. How powerful is divine Love to answer every problem we might be facing. This lecture includes experiences of healing that resulted from prayer and a deeper understanding of God as divine Love based on the teachings of Christian Science.

All are warmly invited to this event. We look forward to seeing you there.

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