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"I wish I had..." "I wish I were..." "I wish I could be ...," "I wish I wasn't...." We can all fill in the gaps. Most of us, in our heart of hearts, are really not very satisfied with our human selves.
The Psalmist wrote, "I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." Ps. 17:15; What did he mean? Is one asleep to something one should be awake to? If so, how does one wake up?
If asked such a question by his friends, many a Christian Scientist would probably answer somewhat along the following lines: "Yes, that's what my religion is doing for me—it's waking me up. I've stopped wishing. Instead, I'm finding out, and making my own, many vital things having to do with a very different concept of life from that which is commonly accepted." He might, for example, ask of his questioner: "Are you satisfied—really deeply, joyously satisfied with what life looks like to you?" Or, "Do you have questions you've long since ceased to ask because you never seem to get any satisfactory answers?"
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BRYAN G. POPE
My First Patient-Me
Our Interests— Do They Divide or Unite?
CAROL CHAPIN LINDSEY
Patricia R. Allen
Making Obstacles Serve Our Growth
ELIZABETH E. SWEDER
J. Denis Glover
A Bridge of Love
WILLIAM A. BAXTER
No Longer Strangers
DESMOND E. MAC-KWASHIE
A Racist Christian?
HOWARD H. IRWIN
A Good Friendship
Elizabeth Baylog Read
Closing the Gaps in Our Lives
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Help for Innocent Victims
Immediate relief! That is what I experienced after twelve years...
Margaret V. Hukill
At the time I first learned of Christian Science, I was working...
William E. Moody with contributions from Jayne Ann Moody
How grateful I am for the hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal
Ruth Barlow Simons
At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family...
Elisa Porley de Pesce with contributions from Daniel Pesce