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Is health a gift that some of us have been given and others haven't? Or is our well-being the result of our spiritual relationship to God?
I Never give or receive a gift without thinking of a relative who stored away all the gifts she had received for dozens of Christmases, birthdays, and Mother's Days. After she had passed on, we found them in her closets and bureau drawers. She'd apparently unwrapped them, looked at them, and wrapped them up again in their bright paper and ribbons, packing them away for the future. They were hers by right, but she'd never used or enjoyed them. I've had to ask myself, Do I really use the gifts I've been given—especially the most momentous, precious gift of all time, the love of God, which Christ Jesus has shown to all mankind. Speaking of what Christ Jesus did, the book of John declares, "As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:12, 13 .
In a commentary on this passage, Mrs. Eddy asks a thought-provoking question. It has made me see this gift of love in a wholly new light: "Is man's spiritual sonship a personal gift to man, or is it the reality of his being, in divine Science?" Miscellaneous Writings, p. 181 . After all, the Bible tells us that God created man in His image. If we are in reality God's image and likeness, we have a spiritual inheritance; we reflect the purity, wholeness, and indestructibility of Deity. The possibility of reaching this understanding of our real nature, and being healed by it, is what Jesus, our Way-shower, has given to us by his example and demonstration.
Recognizing the status of true womanhood
with contributions from Monika Tamm-Buckle
What are we putting first in our lives?
Frederick H. Brightman
Strength for the moment
Linda G. Ruthenbeck
The importance of being honest
Ann B. Jenkins
Lucinda Baker Greiner
Invitation to a wedding
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
More than dreams
Michael D. Rissler
Kaari's drawing lesson
Franja C. Bryant
I Recently traveled with my two young sons to share a vacation...
Deborah Thomas Buchanan with contributions from Nancy Simon
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"...
Edmund J. Winterbottom
I have had many healings through the study and application of...
Angelyn C. Blanchard with contributions from Robert E. Blanchard