You are not lost

What care Christ Jesus took of the lost. In parables he told the joy of finding the one sheep gone astray, and the gladness of the woman who found the misplaced piece of silver. And then he told in detail a story of the lost son, poignantly touching the issue of the father's great love from which the son had never really been separated. See Luke 15 .

Underlying these stories is the scientific truth that, in reality, nobody can be lost. The conclusion of any situation where one seems lost is in the finding. Everyone is embraced in Mind, God. There is not an outside to reality in which someone can be lost.

Sometimes when we think we're lost, it is because the landscape is unfamiliar or we're too confused to see the path. Often, and especially in times of rapid social change, the mental landscape becomes unfamiliar, and mankind confused. Feeling lost, undirected, very much alone, is common to many people today. What has been called the woman's movement has meant great opportunity and freedom for many women, while others find themselves lost in the new environment. Many men find this movement a liberation for them, too; but others see the vast social change as a time when their own roles are not clearly defined. They are in unfamiliar territory. They feel lost.

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What the Bible teaches about prayer
January 4, 1982

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