Finding somebody— or finding happiness?

What is it that determines the quality of our relationships?

"I Want to be married." "I'm tired of living alone." "I want a family." This is the way the conversation was running at a party for some of the single women with whom I worked.

The event had turned from an enjoyable affair into a depressing assortment of complaints. As I listened to each one expressing her opinion, I began to pray quietly. I had just begun the study of Christian Science and was learning that because God, Spirit, is All, life is spiritual. It is joyful, complete, free, satisfying. I longed to share with each individual there what I was learning of the true selfhood of each one of us as spiritual man, God's image.

Someone asked me how I felt about being single. The few minutes I had spent in prayer brought my answer: "I'm going to be happy! Single or married, I'm going to live a happy life. I know I am loved, and I'm going to trust my life to God."

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Persistent fountain
October 12, 1987

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