Healing—the effect of man's oneness with divine Love

Is it possible that God and man are related but not very close friends? Or that while God is our creator and we're His children, our Father is too far away, a noncustodial Parent?

The belief that God is remote and mysterious and that man is separated from Him limits hope of divine help. The believer in such a God sees his opportunities for understanding his creator narrowing, like railroad tracks merging in the distance. Everyone knows that the impression of merging railroad tracks is an optical illusion. But how many know that the apparent gap between God and man is a theological illusion?

"Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as 'the great unknowable;'" writes Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health, "but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near" (p. 596). In the Bible the Apostle Paul describes God as "not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:27, 28).

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April 15, 1996

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