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Healing old wounds
A Christian Scientist was pondering a recent incident. "Why did this happen?" she asked herself. She saw that what had occurred seemed to have its roots in a devastating event of many years earlier. But why carry around the unseen scars of an event long past? Did an old trouble have the God-given right or power to enter her thought, destroying her present opportunity for happiness? No, and as she realized this she was healed.
Much of the despair aroused by old wounds is caused by the belief that they are incurable—that some event can leave an indelible imprint warping the rest of our life. Mortal, material thinking would have us believe that we are no longer loved and lovable. Looking yearningly to the future or sadly at the past will not bring the understanding of divine Love that sets us free in the present. But Christian Science shows us that a harmful past is totally unreal, that our true being has never been touched by evil—indeed, that evil is nonexistent because God, good, is All.
Science brings comfort and healing because it aligns our thought with supreme Love. There is always a new vista of demonstrable spiritual good waiting for us. We find this divine assurance in Revelation: "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."Rev. 3:8;
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ARDEN EVANS COOK
Sand, sea, and the search for God
DONNA LEIGH LUNDMAN
GEORGIANA LIEDER LAHR
"The armor of divinity"
PERSIS E. ZUBER
STIG KIÆR CHRISTIANSEN
Healing old wounds
EDNA LE BARON
The affluence of Love
MARGARET EILEEN MOORE
Afford the periodicals? Why not?
VIRGINIA A. MILLER
The right definition of ourselves
Geoffrey J. Barratt
What to love about discipline
Nathan A. Talbot
Centering on God
Shirley Y. Pettibone
"There's nothing wrong with me"
Catherine Wood LePoidevin
I am safe with God
Virginia L. Scott
Inspired by the anticipation that my experience might be of...
Zacarias R. Capco with contributions from Betsy MacKusick, Robert R. MacKusick
My boss was a student of Christian Science, and she shared...
Inge Margrethe Bay Munk
When I was a small child, my parents enrolled me in a...
Katherine L. John
From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form,...
Freda B. Raymond