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Worrying Isn't the Answer

"There is nothing to worry about." Taken superficially, that statement can sound exasperatingly bland. If said superficially, the words are no more than well-meaning reassurance or a happy-go-lucky disregard of human ills or our own shortcomings. "There's plenty to worry about" might well be the reaction—followed by chapter and verse in gloomy detail.

But taken from a deeper, spiritual standpoint, as Christian Science teaches, those words are divinely, eternally true. There is nothing to worry about. There never has been. There never will be. We need not worry or be afraid that something will go wrong. Nothing can go wrong because God is the only and entirely good cause of all that ever happens. God is in perpetual, immediate control of His creation; nothing, anywhere, ever gets out of His care. And His will for each of us is unlimited, uninterrupted good.

What a far cry it seems between these wonderfully reassuring truths and the human condition with its endless round of fears and worries. How often we hear a fellow Christian Scientist or perhaps even ourselves say, "I know that everything is all right in reality." But reality isn't somewhere else. Reality is where we are, because God and His creation is all that really exists. Part of the mission of Christian Science, is to show us how to bridge the apparent gap between spiritual facts and what is going on around us every day.

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The Gift of Christmas
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