Finding "lost" children: the essential point

A child is missing. What should be done? What should the starting point be when no one knows where or how to find a child?

The Bible tells us that "we are the children of God" (Rom. 8:16). God, or Spirit, is infinite goodness. So the essential starting point is to realize that a child of God can never be outside the omnipresence of God, good. Believing someone could be absent from God, the divine Principle of his or her being, would be somewhat like believing that the principle of mathematics could vary according to the mathematical problem.

Vital to understanding a child's inseparability from Spirit is the understanding that the child's real identity is spiritual. Mary Baker Eddy writes, "God is the parent Mind, and man is God's spiritual offspring" (Science and Health, p. 336). The inseparability of God and man is true no matter what the cause of separation appears to be.

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Freeing child and parent
May 27, 1996

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