"Sacred solitude"

On page 331 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes: "In sacred solitude divine Science evolved nature as thought, and thought as things. This supreme potential Principle reigns in the realm of the real, and is 'God with us,' the I am ."

Much is said about the need for companionship and of the misery of loneliness, but little is thought or said about the beauty of solitude and of its essential place in the spiritual development of every individual. Jesus spent nights in prayer, alone in the wilderness or on a mountain. St. Paul tells us he was for some time—possibly three years—in Arabia after his vision of the Christ. Moses was forty days and forty nights on the mount alone with God.

True Remembrance
May 2, 1936

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