Square pegs and round holes

No matter how challenging your circumstances may be, God's law of love opens a way of freedom.

Have you ever felt like a square peg in a round hole? It can be very uncomfortable! I know, because I felt that way once, and things looked pretty hopeless.

I was in a job I hated, feeling frustrated, underemployed, lonely, and full of self-pity. There appeared to be no way out. After several miserable days I realized that, deep down, the basic problem was not a dead-end job; rather it was the feeling that I was separated from God, divine Love. Wishful thinking and human planning were useless. I'd tried them, and they didn't work. I knew the answer lay in prayer—in realizing much more deeply that I was a cherished idea of God, "cared for" and "watched over," as a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal phrases it. ...

April 12, 1993

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