The relationship God gives us

Originally written in Spanish and published in the August 2013 French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Early last year, I started to have a skin condition that caused me much itching and irritation. As I had always resorted to prayer in Christian Science and obtained good results, I began to pray by turning my thoughts to God.

I’ve learned that my being, as well as everybody else’s, is spiritual. God is Spirit; therefore, everything God created is spiritual and is as perfect and harmonious as He is. However, I still asked myself how it was possible for me to have that skin condition.

In the Bible, I found Christ Jesus’ promise: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). This made me realize that the belief that one is at the same time spiritual and material confuses us and prevents us from being free. But when we begin to understand that divine Spirit, good, is our creator, we start to know ourselves better as children of God.

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Far from terror
November 11, 2013

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