The healing I am most grateful for involved an unresolvable...

The healing I am most grateful for involved an unresolvable estrangement, with one of my sisters. It took place in 1990, at the time my mother passed on.

On learning the news about our mother, my younger sister and her husband immediately came to my home so that we could support one another. My brother-in-law decided to telephone my other sister, from whom I had been estranged for about eight years. There had been no communication between us, except for a very difficult episode regarding the handling of my mother's financial affairs. Litigation had resulted in an agreement, one of the terms of which involved a very large sum of money I would owe my mother's estate when she passed on. I felt this agreement was unfair and wrong.

The next morning I woke very early and read the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson. The subject that week was "Sacrament." When I read the verses from First Corinthians: "Purge out therefore the old leaven" and "Let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth," I prayed more earnestly than ever about this estrangement with my sister, wanting to heal the hurt, bitterness, and resentment. I continued reading the lesson and came to the sentence in Science and Health which discusses spiritual communion, explaining that "our wine [is] the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers." Many ideas about love came to my thought. I remembered something I'd read years before in a Christian Science magazine, which said that if we patiently and persistently identify ourselves as ideas of divine Love, vessels filled with love, then all that can happen when someone attempts to offend us is that love will pour forth. I recalled an interview from a Boston newspaper that was reprinted in the Sentinel in 1989, about a man whose family had been murdered. He said, "There is no justice in this world and life is not fair. But there is love, and in the end it is all we have. ..."

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