Healing the hidden hurts

Heartbreak, by its very nature, tends to induce one to keep hidden from view whatever stirs up the pangs of remembered sorrow. People indulge in and feel the effects of these wounds but are reluctant to probe and purge from thought their remaining traces.

Actually, since God did not make sorrow, we need not have it. God made joy, and we include it. In his Sermon on the Mount, Christ Jesus gave a blessing for the brokenhearted: "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:4. The power of the Christ, Truth, can penetrate and dissolve heartbreak and its disturbing effects.

To be comforted by the Christ, Truth, does not mean learning how to cope with the error or building layers of cushioning around deep-seated and longstanding hurts. Instead, we work toward the complete dissolution of every grain of hurt, grief, and sorrow that claims to have caused the broken heart. Through Christian Science we prove that joy is a constant factor in our being, and this frees us from the belief that we are mortal, subject to grief and sorrow.

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