What does it mean that God is always with us? And how does understanding God's ever-presence affect our lives?

I Grew up with a rather vague concept of God as a superhuman being enthroned in heaven—this heaven being a place "up there." I was taught that God is good and that I should trust Him, but also that He allows or even sends evil on earth. (The most disastrous natural catastrophes are still called "acts of God.") The man God had supposedly formed "of the dust of the ground" was enticed into disobedience to God by a talking serpent, practically at the outset of creation.

Deep down in my heart I rebelled at such concepts. I felt intuitively that there must be a better explanation for God and creation and heaven. And I found it in Christian Science.

When things are too bad to be true
July 18, 1988

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