Alone—though never lonely

Through prayer we can overcome beliefs of loneliness and incompleteness. Christian Science gives us a spiritual concept of home and companionship. Living alone need not imply incompleteness. Christian Science tells us that, in our real being as beloved children of God, created in His likeness, we include joy, completeness, home, supply, security, and companionship. St. Paul says of our relationship to Christ, "Ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power." Col. 2:10. Whether we are with others or by ourselves without family or even friends, we share the love our heavenly Father bestows on all. Our lives may be different from many other lives, but they do not have to be any less fulfilling. In a sense we are all single, because each of us is the individual idea of God. We do not lose our true identity when someone close leaves us. We are still at one with God, even if humanly alone. Mrs. Eddy writes, "The Christian Scientist is alone with his own being and with the reality of things." Message to The Mother Church for 1901, p. 20.

When we see that we really cannot be lost to God, and when we live in accord with the goodness that oneness with God implies, then nothing good can be lost to us, including our own satisfying sense of ourselves, our identity.

Open your eyes to see God's artwork
March 14, 1983

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