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No more "Why me?"
When we're struggling with sickness or sin, it can be hard not to feel discouraged. But the effort itself accomplishes more than meets the eye.
Discouragement is debilitating. It tends to evoke sentiments like "Oh, God, why me?" "How can this be happening to me?" "I can't take it anymore." How does one lift himself out of despair?
It has been said that a truly grateful person can never become discouraged. However, to anyone who feels defeated and discouraged, gratitude can seem to be a simplistic solution to a very burdensome problem. In this hopeless state of mind what is there to be grateful for? Where does one find the strength to be grateful?
Perhaps it's necessary to consider exactly what kind of gratitude we're talking about. Gratitude of the right sort is really the natural outcome of knowing the calm, comforting ever-presence of the Christ, which we come to recognize as we learn to trust God more, learn to trust our Mother-Father Love.
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No more "Why me?"
Deborah Skillin Dibble
Where are the boats?
Judith Lynn Moore
Healing grief about loved ones
Thomas Richard Mitchinson
The rainbow's promise
Joanne Mazna Garinger
Where is our closet?
Edward G. Karst
What death does not do
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
Michael D. Rissler
The Christ appears
Eleanor Henderson Buser
This long overdue testimony comes from a heart full of gratitude...
Mildred E. Dougherty
I am profoundly grateful that my parents were introduced...
Robert A. Charbeneau
Christian Science is the greatest gift given to me by my grandmother...
Donna Jean Murray Brewer
A friend and I were playing in the garage
Philip Mayor with contributions from Janet Mayor
From hand to hand
The Editors with contributions from L. B. R.