In limbo? No way!

Have you ever thought you were in limbo, even temporarily? The term originates from the theological belief that—simply put—some individuals, through no fault of their own, are barred from heaven. People generally think of it as a state of suspension, or of being walled in by circumstances beyond their control so that they can't progress or be as useful as they'd like. Speaking from experience, I can tell you such a state of thought is frustrating, boring, degenerative, and unwarranted.

Extending the definition of "limbo" to the nontheological, one dictionary calls it "a place or condition of neglect or oblivion." Such a place or condition would be possible only if man could at any time be separated from God, good. But since man is spiritual and is always at one with his Maker, we can prove that the belief anyone could be in limbo is unwarranted. Through the illumination that the teachings of Christian Science bring to the Scriptures, we learn that God's power, love, and goodness embrace all His creation, including man, and are ever operative.

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No unhappy past
January 21, 1985

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