Forward to square one

When plans fall through and hopes are crushed, it has become popular to declare with a stoic shrug, "Oh, well, back to square one!" But having to start over need not force us to play at life as though it were a chancy game. Failure and disillusionment can turn out to be great blessings if they force us to seek for something better to guide us than human will and wishful thinking.

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy explains how this can come about. She writes: "The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science." Science and Health, p. 322.

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April 22, 1985

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