What on earth do soap operas, holy places, and angels have in common? you ask. They all feature in this issue.

As the author of "No soap operas in heaven" mentions, "Sometimes our own lives may seem like real-life soap operas. We may feel bombarded by troubles." But life isn't a soap opera, and we can surmount that feeling of being trapped in some sad emotional drama as we see more that the real nature of life is to be found through living in relation to God. As the editorial "Unexpected holy places" points out, "Man lives in God, he dwells in His presence."

This isn't some idealistic truth, useless in so-called real-life situations. It is real life, factual and practical enough to cope with even the most complex and ugly scenarios. The lead article in this issue, for example, tells of a husband's infidelity with a friend of the family. It threatened to destroy the family. But husband and wife were reunited through the Christianly scientific prayer that acknowledges man as truly made in God's image, spiritual, the good creation of a loving Father who has not made a vulnerable, sin-driven man.

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October 14, 1991

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