GOOD THAT CAN'T BE CONTAINED

When I was a young single mother, struggling to care for my family, I often found great inspiration at the beach. Somehow, I recognized the symbol of unlimited good in the vastness of the sea and sky. I could sense by the picture before me that good could not be contained and that it was freely mine to receive. There grew within me a trust that divine law would lay the treasures of heaven at my feet, as easily and repeatedly as the action of the waves brought the ocean to the shore.

This passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy explains the spiritual lessons I was learning: "Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens,—all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns naturally towards the light" (p. 240).

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