"I will see you again"

For those suffering from grief over the loss of a loved one, the following words of Jesus have special healing comfort: "Ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22; Yes, you shall indeed see your loved one again, and that which appears to material sense as final will be seen and understood to be an illusion. Death has been proved a fraud many times. Even one proof of its falsity would prove all other instances of death unreal, because if death were real it could never even once have been disproved.

Jesus' two disciples on their walk to Emmaus must have thought that they would never see their Master again. But when their eyes were opened to the truth, what joyful confidence in God and in His Christ they must have experienced! All this joy was now theirs even though Jesus again vanished from their sight. Lack of his material presence now no longer deprived them of their joy.

When our loved ones depart, we may feel a sense of separation even though they, like Jesus, are alive, being only temporarily unseen because of our lack of spiritual understanding. In "Unity of Good" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says: "Human beings are physically mortal, but spiritually immortal. The evil accompanying physical personality is illusive and mortal; but the good attendant upon spiritual individuality is immortal. Existing here and now, this unseen individuality is real and eternal." Un., p. 37;

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True Companionship
May 27, 1967

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