A singing heart

One thing I’ve deeply valued over the years is the ability to have “a singing heart.” By this I mean being able to see “a world more bright” (Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 12) even in a time of trial. How do I achieve this? By being grateful for what I’m learning in my present experience even when things may not always seem ideal.

Here’s an example. Many years ago, my husband was killed in a plane crash. As a Christian Scientist, I knew that he was always in God’s care, but that didn’t mean that I had no feelings about what had happened. 

The hardest part was when I was alone at night and began to think about how he must have felt when the event was taking place. That was not exactly an easy time to have a singing heart.

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December 3, 2012

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