Overcoming Disappointment

A vacation has to be postponed; a student finds his marks lower than anticipated; an advancement or title that seemed just and assured does not come. The seeming causes for disappointment are many and varied. But they all have one common denominator; they are all the result of believing that in God's creation there are limited and conflicting minds.

In Christian Science, Mind is a synonym for God. As there is only one God, there is only one Mind, and man is its perfect idea. There are not, in truth, a lot of separate mortal minds making plans, changing them, and interfering with one another. God, the one Mind, does all the planning for His individual, spiritual ideas, and He carries out His plan.

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes: "The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science. Without this process of weaning, 'Canst thou by searching find out God?'"Science and Health, p. 322;

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