Is anyone the victim of circumstance? Can one foresee and forestall an unhappy event which to human sense seems inevitable? Christian Science points the way to overcome inharmony, and when this way is found and followed, the fears which seem to occupy consciousness are dispelled, and harmony appears.

Many Bible characters passed through vicissitudes of fortune, but by turning to God and through the exercise of spiritual understanding, they found the path to peace and liberty. Often the problem presented was one of human relationships. such as are described in the history of Cain and Abel, of Abraham and Lot, of Jacob and Esau. At another time it included an economic problem like that of Joseph's in Egypt. And yet again, it might be the correction of idolatry.

It is noticeable that frequently the problem of human relationships is dealt with in the Scriptures. We recognize through our study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy that the solution of this problem is one of the most important of all, for unless the right relationship between God and man is understood and right relationship is maintained between individuals, the whole structure of Truth is lost sight of, and chaos may seem to reign.

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April 28, 1956

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