Our Need and Mind's Help

Most of us at some time have felt alone and insecure in uncertainty or chronic need, like being lost in a desert. Maybe a decision has had to be made or some course of action taken. Perhaps we've wished that some infallible individual would tell us what to do. Well, reliable direction is present, and if we listen rightly—with spiritual attentiveness—we may hear that direction almost as clearly as though spoken by someone. Why? Because God, divine Mind, expresses Himself in whatever ways we need in order to be helped.

A woman who was healing a sickness according to the method of Christian Science writes: "All at once these questions came to me, as though spoken by some one, taking me away from my line of thought entirely: How is God an ever-present help? How does He know our earnest desires? Then, without waiting for me to think how, the answer came in the same way, God is conscious Mind." And she reports that as this influx of ideas continued, "I was healed instantly: every bad feeling was destroyed." Miscellaneous Writings, pp.430-431;

No Time of Life
December 27, 1975

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