A message of hope from Kenya

The smiling isles of divine Love

Bereavement need not be a weeping and melancholy occasion. Grief can give way to the gentle, irresistible comfort we gain through understanding our at-one-ment with God and God's infinite power, mercy, beneficence, and unfailing care for man.

When those we love can no longer be seen physically, or tenderly kissed, or talked with, we may find it not easy to take it very nice and quiet. But Christian Science helps us see past the sorrow of empty chairs or beds. It contradicts the deceiving, physical sense of death and separation. To the spiritual senses, those we have loved are with us today as much as ever they were.

Bereavement needs to be—and can be—dislodged by filling consciousness with the conviction of God's allness and then persistently holding to this fact.

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What does man express?
August 1, 1983

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