Do you feel you're a failure as a parent?

Like as a mother, God comforteth His children;
Comfort is calm, that bids all tumult cease;
Comfort is hope and courage for endeavor, Comfort is love, whose home abides in peace.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 174)

In the daily flurry of raising children, tumult may sometimes seem more prevalent than peace. Yet God's comforting love brings calm that blesses both parent and child. When feelings of parental failure persist, our divine Parent guides us—as the author of the first article "in focus" explains. And our second author makes clear that though loved parents may pass away, Love—infinite, ever present, and always good—can never be lost.

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Love never lost
May 6, 1996

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