Expectancy has always been an important factor in mankind's quest for happiness and harmony. It sums up the hopes and fears of men. Joyous expectancy of health, love, and well-being has inspired them with hope; whereas the expectancy of evil times, sickness, lack, loneliness, and failure has resulted in fear and despair.

All material hopes are purified and all fears concerning the future are swept away by a spiritual understanding of God and man as revealed in Christian Science. This Science teaches that God is Father-Mother, Love ever present, all-powerful, governing His children in complete harmony. There is never a time or place where God's idea, man, is without Love's guidance, protection, and joy.

Mary Baker Eddy writes in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (pp. 149, 150): "Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance."

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