[Original in Spanish]

At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family...

At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family, friends, home, employment, or position. We were sustained by a strong love for God and a growing confidence in Christian Science, which we had recently come to know. We accepted these words of Mrs. Eddy (Science and Health, p. 494): "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." We were always mindful that we were a family, and we felt much love toward the child that was on its way.

At times we felt tired and burdened from our search for employment. We were reading and studying Christian Science without understanding it. Although we had had good proof of the healing efficacy of Christian Science in matters of health—for example, the excellent state of my health in pregnancy—we were less assured about finding a job. Frankly, it seemed impossible to us because of the general situation in the country, and because of our lack of practical knowledge and of some of the usual qualifications for employment. It seemed our university studies were more of an impediment than a help, for students had fallen out of favor with some people. Everyone agreed we would have to study new subjects, prepare ourselves with a course in business and typing, or learn to drive vehicles. And even this latter seemed Utopian in our situation.

Then we decided to visit a Christian Science practitioner. She spoke of the spiritual qualities that our Father gives to each one of His children. Our visits were very simple; we explained very little about our anguishing situation. The practitioner helped us to study more deeply the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly. She taught us to be humble; it didn't matter what work we did, we were always employed in God's service. Then, we had to be grateful for what we already had. Part of Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question "What is man?" reads (Science and Health, p. 475), "He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas." Lastly, it was pointed out, we had to claim our inheritance as the children of God. So we were patient and trusted in divine Love.

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June 27, 1977

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