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Take your troubles to God.

A battery of lawsuits were filed against my husband. Coupled with the false charges was bitter evidence that employees he trusted and befriended had stolen office equipment and flagrantly misused telephone privileges. Our goal from the start of this business had been to follow God's direction in order to help mankind. Now our hopes for this benevolent venture began to crumble.

Soon the stress associated with all this became intolerable. There was only one thing to do—I turned to God. I needed to see that God, good, is the one and only Mind and Life. I should adore Him with my whole heart, soul, and mind. Knowing Him as Father-Mother, helper and counselor, and myself as God's child, His likeness, would rekindle forgiveness, quiet mental turmoil, and restore peace.

I found help from a passage in Science and Health that broke the grip of stress: "Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred" (p. 243). I realized I had a basis for forgiving those who had wronged us because God, the one Mind, knows no evil, and perfect Love does not hate. In Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, I found this inspiring statement: "No evidence before the material senses can close my eyes to the scientific proof that God, good, is supreme" (p. 277).

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I kept replaying the movie in my mind
June 22, 1998

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