When I was in my last semester in college, I realized that I had...

When I was in my last semester in college, I realized that I had no specific idea of what I wanted to venture into following graduation. After a considerable amount of fruitless worrying, I decided to pray about the decision in Christian Science. I had desired to enter a field in the social sciences but felt very inadequate in expressing the essential qualities needed, such as patience, understanding lovingkindness, and integrity. But then I started to see that man, as God's very expression, naturally expresses all those good and wonderful qualities. I began to claim each quality as my own and to deny the suggestions that would say otherwise.

Up till this time I had felt that I would not be able to survive in a place where such qualities were demanded of me. But after about four months of consistent acknowledgement of these qualities as inherent in my real being as God's child, a wonderful job opportunity opened up for me—one in which expressing these qualities would be essential. And I was ready to accept it! I felt so prepared and placed in this work, as if God had picked me up in his loving arms and put me there.

March 22, 1982

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