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The rainbow's promise
How much do we see of reality? How much could we see of man's real being if we looked beyond the obvious?
Doesn't it make you feel happy when you see a rainbow? Wordsworth penned, "My heart leaps up when I behold/ A rainbow in the sky." William Wordsworth, "My heart leaps up when I behold." Rainbows appear in all sizes and depths of color, but they are always arches of splendor. At least this was my view of rainbows until recently. What a discovery it was to learn that at higher altitudes, sometimes from an airplane when the conditions are just right, you can see a rainbow in full circle, complete in all its glory.
This has helped to illustrate to me that there is vastly more to each of us than we can appreciate by looking only at the surface. Just as we don't see the rainbow's totality from the ground, we don't perceive our real being by outward appearance. We need to raise our sights—to look beyond the physical if we are to find the spiritual ideal.
Students of Christian Science accept the premise that the universe is solely the manifestation of divine Mind, God. What Spirit creates is wholly spiritual, not material, sinning, limited, or temporal. So a mortal is clearly not the individuality of God's making.
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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.