I was sitting in a coffee shop after praying using thoughts I had learned in Christian Science. A man needing to go to the homeless shelter asked for money from me. I asked him if I could pray with him and he said he would be glad if I could pray with him. I told him, “Love is guiding you always, and you’re unconditionally blessed,” while knowing that is also true for myself. We held hands and then he mentioned how he finds healing from the Qur’an. I had just picked up a book on God in the Qur’an, that compares Christianity and Islam, so I was prepared to listen to a part of the Qur’an and talk to him about it. While talking about the Qur’an, a Muslim man walked up to talk with us. He ultimately had money to provide the man what he needed to get to the homeless shelter. I was so grateful to see the outflow of prayer and being one with God the entire time.

– Margaret Furr, a 2019 DMV Interfaith Leadership Summit participant. She grew up in a family that practiced Christian Science, Catholicism, Presbyterianism, and Episcopalianism.