Peace with my parents

At one time I had many problems in my life — mostly with my parents. I felt they didn't understand me, that they didn't love me, and that they didn't want to accept me for who I wanted to be. It was difficult for me to control my emotions, and I often argued with them. I didn't follow rules, and I never did what they said because I couldn't understand why they wanted to change me. I even ran away from home.

When I began to study Christian Science, simple ideas about God opened up to me. I started reading the Weekly Bible Lesson, and peace came to my heart. I became happy. I learned that "God is love” (I John 4:8), and that there is no part of the world where God isn't present. Because God loves us, He gives us everything we need. So I don't need to push for things I want. I don't need to get upset, for example, over the fact that I didn't get something. I wanted at a certain stage of my life because now I know that God will give me everything that I need. And He will give it to me when I need it.

I realized that my parents take good care of me, and that they have tremendous love for me. And because God is Love, my parents, who are children of God, are full of love. It's as if my parents are in divine hands. Their care for me is an expression of God's love.

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January 1, 2001

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