All students of the Bible are familiar with Jesus' parable of the talents, which begins, "For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
One of the problems that may seem most difficult in Christian Science is the ever realizing of God as what He is, divine Principle, Life, Mind, and the difficulty arises from the fact that most of us, and the world generally, and our ancestors for centuries before us, have been brought up to think of God as some glorified man.
Who has never felt the need of taking refuge from the world, the need of casting off a burden, the need for healing, for rest and peace?
Fear of loss is so prevalent in the human consciousness that joy in the possession of any form of good is often almost swamped by the fear of losing it.
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Before awaking to the truth of being, through the teachings of Christian Science, we perhaps found little comfort in the statement from the Bible that "in him we live, and move, and have our being.