Left alone?

Being alone does not mean you have to be lonely. You can always feel God's presence and love.

In a popular movie, a young boy is accidentally left at home alone for an extended period of time when his family leaves on vacation. He is forced to defend his home from burglars. By the time his family returns, the boy has achieved victory over the burglars.

The movie described is a comedy. But when we are left alone, it doesn't always seem amusing. Without friends and family to surround us, we may be tempted to feel vulnerable, lonely, and trapped.

Circumstances such as these can prompt us to turn to untapped spiritual resources. When we look to God—who is always present—for our joy, we discover an abundance of good. Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health, "Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul."

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