"Loose him, and let him go"

Today when war work or the call to the armed services has taken many a husband, brother, daughter, or son from the family circle, we need truly to learn to "loose him, and let him go." We need to loose him from our false concept of him as a material human being from whom we are separated by time and space. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, has written in her Poems (p. 4), "God is good, and loss is gain."

Many a heartsick relative who has learned to look away from the desire to have the one beloved physically present has found his concept of that one enlarged and elevated, has come to see him as a child of God. On pages 476 and 477 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy makes the following statement: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." We, too, can see these absent ones as Jesus beheld those about him, as God's perfect ideas.

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