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If love is not returned
We don't have to beg for God's love.
A friend of mine felt romantically and emotionally obessed with a young man who was not interested in her. She decided to get help for this, so she called a Christian Science practitioner. My friend did not ask that the practitioner's prayer change the man's feelings toward her. What she wanted was freedom from the addictive mental pull resulting in worship of another human being.
My friend learned that for a relationship to be satisfying, it must reflect the true, spiritual sense of love, which comes from God. God cherishes man, and He is consistent in meeting the needs of His creation. God never runs hot and cold in His affection for His idea, man. God never belittles or abandons man. His will ensures that man feels protected, cherished, and valued. So our experience of love must reflect divine Love for it to be genuine and truly satisfy.
My friend discovered that she needed to be healed of low self-esteem. As she glimpsed her identity as a child of God, she recognized her right to feel content and at peace; she did not have to believe anything that suggested she was an inferior being. Soon after that, the false attraction vanished, and she was free.
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To Our Readers
with contributions from Elise L. Moore, Phyllis F. Milloy
items of interest
with contributions from George Gilder, Pythia Peay
God's economy: no risks no downturns
By John Quincy Adams III
How I found the perfect job
By Carole Cooper
Let's return to the manger
By Diana Davis Butler
Healed, through prayer and fasting
By Donna P. Tsarnas
Through the eyes of faith
If love is not returned
By Barbara Beth Whitewater
Polishing rough diamonds in Oklahoma
By Kim Shippey
I feel free!
Joan Sieber Ware
Recovery from effects of a fall
Dorothy C. Rhea
Children healed through prayer
Amy Phillips Winderl with contributions from Wendy West
Pain and lumps in breast eliminated
Milly Lou Grove
Prayer heals painful rash and injured wrist
Gertrude E. Myhre
Sailing forward from an abusive past
Written for the Sentinel
"... Love alone is Life"*
Gloria Donna Onyuru
What changes and what doesn't
William E. Moody