When Facing Changes

All real being, according to Christian Science, is immutable, changeless. This changelessness is evident to spiritual sense. But to material sense change is constant and inevitable. The whole spectrum of things that human beings are aware of seems open to alteration, rearrangement, reorganization. All of us are faced by change of one kind or another.

Some people welcome a new course, new arrangements in their life and business and in the society of which they are a part. They look forward to the challenge and opportunities they feel change presents. Others feel a strong need for continuity and stability. They don't feel too easy with the unfamiliar. Whatever our individual response to change, we can, through Christian Science, understand this concept and cope with it. We shouldn't look to material change as a possible escape from the necessity of working out some unpleasant aspects of our present affairs. Nor should we resent and resist change because it will demand growth in adaptability and understanding, because we see it as a threat to a cozy status quo.

When faced with new conditions, we do well to remind ourselves that reality—God expressing Himself in man and the universe—is immutable, unalterable, though forever unfurling in infinite variety. This, in a sense, is the divine truth of change. God and His expressing of Himself in divine activities make up all that is ever really happening. Our realization of this constitutes prayer for the progress of good on the human scene. This prayer can play a part in bringing about the changes that are best for individuals or mankind in general, and it will aid in frustrating changes that would actually be backward steps.

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