Opening the shutters

We had leased a cottage in the foothills, and as we drove in we encountered sunbathed loveliness: flowers in bloom, towering evergreens, a glistening brook with its charming footbridge, and beyond, the mountain slopes. But none of this was visible from inside the house. The window shutters were all closed. In minutes we had flung them wide and once again were experiencing the glories of that day.

This incident has been a useful lesson in realizing what's required if we would share in the ever-present spiritual blessings of divine Love. Christian Science shows us how to unlatch mental shutters of fear, superstition, and other limiting thought-patterns. These would hide from our view the genuine good emanating from our divine Father-Mother. As some have phrased it, we need to let God into our lives. Actually, though, we can't really keep God out. God is our Life. The Psalmist says, "The Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life." Ps. 42:8.

God is infinite Life, which knows neither mortality nor disease. Father and Mother of our being, God provides unfailing energy, health, and strength, all entirely independent of matter and flesh, for God is divine Spirit. As Soul, His every arrangement is harmony-accented. And God is eternal Love, the Mother who never has a fear for Herself or Her children, since within the allness of Love only good exists or can be known.

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God's Mother-love can heal the world
October 5, 1981

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