True Companionship

When someone dear to us passes from our sight in what is called death, the material senses insist that we are separated from all the good expressed by that one. Through a correct understanding of God and man, we can learn this is not so.

Paul had this understanding. The Bible relates many of the trials and tribulations he experienced. His deliverance from them came through his great love of God and his consciousness of the Christ, Truth. Thus he could say with conviction, "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom. 8:38, 39;

Christian Science gives us an understanding of these words and shows us how to make them practical in daily life. The material senses argue that we miss the material presence of our loved one. But isn't it his expression of joy, kindness, consideration, and helpfulness that we miss? These are not material elements but God-derived qualities. Therefore, don't we really miss the Godlikeness of the one gone from sight and long for this presence?

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The Positive Force of Humility
May 27, 1967

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