Today—will you spend it in green pastures?

A Woman sat in her living room, heavy with fatigue and tension. The day had hardly begun, and the hours ahead were crowded with duties and planned activities. All that lay before her must be done that day. She could hardly summon up the energy to think about it, much less undertake the first task.

She knew she was forecasting a day with a difficult sequence of duties and foreseeing herself enduring it, contending with situations, with others, and even with herself. That scenario included an array of personalities, as well as possibilities of disorder, frustration, misunderstanding, self-condemnation.

But she had been a student of Christian Science all her adult life and had learned to rely on God, to trust in His care. She understood that she was really His child, His spiritual creation, in His kingdom, not a particular human being in a certain human experience. And she knew that this understanding could lift this sense of burden. She turned her thought from its oppressive predictions to the Bible, long a dependable source of inspiration.

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Welcoming new ideas in a changing world
January 29, 1996

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