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"Honor" my parents? Get real!

To say my childhood years were filled with trials is an understatement. From the word go, my family and I moved from one place to another, like a ship without a star. My dad had a hard time holding down jobs. Alcoholism and mental abuse added to my family's difficulties.

Not until many years later was I given a statement that helped me better understand and actually appreciate something of my childhood years. This statement from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy as helped me a great deal. It reads, "Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man" (p. 256). This truth made me realize that, although I have a mom and dad who raised me, my true Father and Mother is and always has been God. This comforted me greatly.

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June 22, 1998
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