Under God's care

If we'd like to be more open to new possibilities, maybe we need to be more open to seeking God's direction and the fresh views that come with it.

General economic conditions, a healthy business climate, better-funded schools—these have all become significant issues in the United States presidential campaign. Yet to a person facing perennial lack, there seems little to be hopeful about. The unemployed worker who can't land a new position, the farmer whose selling price for his goods falls below the cost of producing them, the job applicant without necessary education and skills—all may feel their prospects are bleak.

I know I felt frustrated when as a young father I tried to set aside a small amount of money for a worthy endeavor. I was grateful for the job I had. But the pyramiding expenses, the struggles, of a young family always gobbled up our money. So eventually I went to see a Christian Science practitioner, someone who devotes full time to helping others through prayer. She encouraged me to learn more about God, the true source of all good. I studied the Bible, along with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. As I studied I began to glimpse more clearly what the Bible illustrates—the infinite care and love that God, good, bestows on His image, man. The though came to look for a second job. While this may seem just a matter of common sense, I feel certain it was the result of opening my thought more fully to God's goodness and of being willing to follow His direction, even if it meant a change of course.

Truly affirmative action
August 3, 1992

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