Healing grief about loved ones

In times of grief we can find solace and peace in God's divine Comforter— the divine Science of Life.

One Father's Day weekend our local paper carried an article on grief counseling. It talked of many symptoms but gave no real solutions—just discussed how to "cope."

I was familiar with the symptoms the article detailed: the questions about death and "afterlife," the tears, the memories— good and bad—and the resentment. I had been fifteen when my dad passed on. He wasn't a Christian Scientist and had been in the hospital for a short time. I hadn't seen him for a week and all of a sudden he was gone.

Yes, I knew the symptoms of grief. But even at fifteen I felt I knew where I'd find the solution. I had been raised in Christian Science, and for the previous couple of years I had really been studying it. It was changing my life, giving me a greater sense of freedom through learning of my spiritual identity as God's child. But now I needed this Science of Christianity because of another name it has: the Comforter.

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The rainbow's promise
February 13, 1989

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