No more loneliness

Once I yearned for friends. But nobody around me seemed to fit in with my idea of friendship. I'd moved to another city for my education, and felt lonely and sad. It seemed to me that hardheartedness was the best solution for me. If I was hardhearted, I wouldn't feel sad when I was alone. I wouldn't feel pain if other people disappointed me.

This kind of thinking didn't help. But then I realized that I didn't have to fill a “gap” in my life. I remembered these words from Science and Health: “Would existence without personal friends be to you a blank? Then the time will come when you will be solitary, left without sympathy: but this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love” (p. 266).

This thought made me happy right away. Suddenly, I felt the presence of heavenly Love that has no limits. I felt satisfied. I didn't feel anymore that good was unreachable, not part of my life. I knew I reflected God's love.

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I didn't want to hurt us
January 1, 1999

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