Thank goodness

Several years ago a difficulty caused me a good deal of distress. Today I can't remember exactly what the trouble was. But I learned something. I remember pacing up and down the room and right in the face of aggressive suggestions—of pain or anger or fear, or all three—I decided to feel and think from the point of view of expecting healing now. I knew this was a legitimate position, based on the fact of one perfect God and man accurately reflecting Him.

I reasoned this way: What a relief to know that only the Christ, Truth—blessing us with goodness—is present and active! For a moment I almost thought there were two gods, one of them evil. I was almost fooled into believing I was the object of a fight between the two. Thank goodness, I woke up to the fact that there is only one power. That I am in the kingdom of heaven right now, tenderly cared for, thoroughly protected.

Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Faith in divine Love supplies the ever-present help and now, and gives the power to 'act in the living present.'" The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 12;

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