Freedom from Emotional Bondage

Many persons who would never consider leaning upon alcohol or drugs for support nonetheless may rely excessively upon a friend or loved one. However, as all must eventually discover, depending upon a human companion is not a permanent answer to one's need for assurance and security, and at best such a situation can be marred by nagging fears of change and loss. Why is this? Simply because depending upon any source but God for a sense of well-being and happiness is a subtle form of bondage.

The First Commandment unequivocally states: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Ex. 20:3; And Mrs. Eddy writes regarding this essential spiritual guideline: "This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual." Science and Health, p. 467; One who may feel ensnared in emotional dependence upon someone else, who perhaps has spent his life in the shadow of another and longs to express a greater measure of confidence, security, and stability, can begin now to gain the dominion rightfully belonging to God's child.

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HEART TRANSPLANT
December 26, 1970
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