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An Answer to Loss
When a person loses an item like a wallet or some keys or a checkbook, he may feel bereft of more than a material object. Perhaps his very confidence and composure are diminished. What's the answer to loss—aside from the need to be more careful? Should we rummage about anxiously, looking for the missing object? Can we regain our peace that way?
It might be better to do the reverse—to stop thinking and worrying about a lost article. Give thought to the deep peace we need. How do we find this peace? In Isaiah we read, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isa. 26:3; We need a reassuring sense of God's care for us in all things and a deep trust in this divine care. We need to know that we are God's spiritual ideas—loved and cared for as such. Then the burdens and disappointments of human life lessen and begin to disappear.
Christ Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28; A clear concept of our divine sonship can lift our thought from the heaviness, disorder, and confusion of material life. For life is not in matter but in God, Spirit, and nothing can be out of order, stolen, or lost. Man is the image, or expression, of the perfect Mind, divine Spirit. The only thing we can lose is a false sense of life as material, or separate from God. When we do this, we find everything we need.
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Christian Science and the Physician
GAIL O. HUDSON
PETER H. SELBY
An Answer to Loss
Seeing and Being
ELEANOR S. FARRELL
Frances Motley Pray
What Do You Think of Yourself?
JAMES NORMAN WOMACK
"I am NOT hurt"
Nancy H. Minter
"The recipe for beauty"
Geoffrey J. Barratt
From Truth's Point of View
Nathan A. Talbot
Two years ago I lost the hearing in my left ear
I learned about Christian Science when a friend brought The Herald of Christian Science,...
Gertrud Lengert with contributions from Edith B. Speth, Bonnie S. Poe