If helping seems a burden

Are you apprehensive about caring for your own or your spouse's parents? The media report increasing numbers of grown children with responsibility for the care of their parents as well as of their own family and jobs. Sometimes, this may appear to be an enormous demand. But what may have seemed a burdensome duty can be a joy as we realize that God is the true source of care for every one of His children. By leaning on God's sustaining power, we can be grateful to be called to the work of helping others.

"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," writes Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health (p. vii). What does it mean to lean on God? It indicates, among other things, full confidence in the means of support. The blessings from leaning on God include growth in spiritual understanding, wisdom, courage, as well as the confidence needed to take the most appropriate steps in helping another.

We have never been out of God's loving care
August 14, 1995

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