Until I had been aloneIn a land distantFrom family and friends,Surrounded by the insidious and persistentSense testimony ofViolence and hate and fear,And there had felt the presenceOf the supporting thought and prayerOf those who know and love me,So clearlyPresentI nearlyHeard the comforting word—I had not graspedThe omnipresence of Love.
How absurd it would be to attempt by physical means to relax the rigid muscles of one having a bad dream! In such a case would a physician resort massage, to drugs, or, in an extreme case, to amputation?
Anyone who has at times failed to live up to his highest sense of good and yet in his repentance has felt the mercy of God in the forgiveness of sin has gained some glimpse of the unfailing love of God.
Because my grandmother was healed in Christian Science of a predicted fatal illness when my mother was a young girl, I was blessed by being reared in Christian Science, I am most grateful for lifelong guidance and protection, as well as for the many healings that have come through the application of Christian Science.