Losing and Finding

What can religion do to help with problems that seem to involve loss—loss of opportunity, loss of funds, loss of happiness, loss of peace and health?

Religion can change thought. And thought changed by spiritual understanding brings, first, the realization that one cannot lose what is real; then, the inspiration that results in retrieval or replacement in the particular area of apparent loss. Finally, it dispels the haunting fear of loss by finding a spiritual sense of things, which is not losable.

Christian Science explains God as divine Love, always caring for His creation, man, and endowing him with all good. Man is not a material personality, dependent on his own resources and constantly exposed to loss and deprivation. Man is a spiritual idea, created, maintained, and provided for by divine Love. His substance does not consist of matter, physique, or material acquisitions, but of spiritual qualities like perception, intelligence, and love, which can never be lost.

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