What God is knowing stays with us

Symbol and Substance

Smashed! Burned! Stolen! Suddenly a cherished possession is gone, and we are dismayed by our feeling of helplessness, a jarring lack of control over our experience. But even as we sweep up the fragments or report the loss, we can ask quietly, "What is God knowing?"

The cherished object existed—and still exists—for us as a mental picture; it illustrates in part our present sense of usefulness, beauty, or harmony. These qualities—what God is knowing—remain in Mind. They stay with us. What started as a disturbing incident becomes a demand to view ourselves and what we are accustomed to calling our possessions more spiritually.

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