Don't let downfalls get you down

I had renewed my commitment to God. I resolved to adhere wholly to the understanding I had gained through my study of Christian Science. I saw clearly that I was God's spiritual child. I knew I never needed to doubt that a sincerely prayed-for healing would come. Impatience with my fellowman and the dread of some future experience would become impossible as my trust in God increased. So peace filled my heart as I went about my daily business.

But here I was, a short time later, with fear, discouragement, rebellion, envy, and impatience welling up in me. It had happened again! My good intentions seemed suddenly swept away. The unlovely qualities I had endeavored to discard earlier were building up again. Paul's words rang in my heart: "For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." Rom. 7:19;

Regaining our original self
July 30, 1979

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