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Emotional problems can make a person disconsolate if he doesn't maintain a reasonable perspective about his experiences and his relationships with others. His life can lose its zest and even its real meaning if a love affair breaks up or a friendship freezes.
From a merely personal standpoint treasured relationships are often precarious. But from the standpoint of Christian Science a certain stability in human experience can be expected. This is because God, or divine Mind, is infinite good and is in full control of His children. Even though such a statement seems unreasonable to human sense, it is nevertheless true; and it is demonstrable when man is understood as Mind's perfect idea, entirely subject to Mind. An application of this scientific truth brings distressing personal emotions under control and even destroys them.
We can't look far into the works of Christ Jesus without seeing that he was constantly proving that God's control is a universal fact, often hidden by the personal sense of things but always present to be brought to light through spiritual realization. Jesus worked quietly as he restored health and life and moral uprightness to people in trouble. He responded to the wretched. He overcame emotional instability. He proved God's love overriding the personal with the divine. Explaining his works, he said, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." John 5:19;
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Letter to a Protesting Student
RUSSELL D. ROBINSON
What Do You Need to Be Happy?
VIRGINIA T. GUFFIN
Where Is Church?
Hippies and Christian Scientists
WALTER KEITH EZELL
"IN ALL GENERATIONS"
Peter J. Henniker-Heaton
An Interview: on racial prejudice
with contributions from Alton A. Davis
On Handling Reverse Prejudice
RUTH ROSBOROUGH LAROCCA
Helen Wood Bauman
Spirituality Empowers the Athlete
Alan A. Aylwin
During the past few years my life has been richly blessed
Nathan A. Talbot
In the Preface to Science and Health Mrs. Eddy states (p. vii),...
M. Lucille Davison
Many years ago at the request of a sister my father agreed to try...
Claire K. Jones with contributions from Leonard Ernest Brighton
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 386 - When Are the Good Hours?
Ron Clifford with contributions from Jack Krieger
Signs of the Times