A relationship restored

Throughout Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and her other writings, Mary Baker Eddy uses terms like Father-Mother, God and God ... the parent Mind (see for example, Science and Health, pp. 335 and 336) to illustrate the inclusiveness of God’s nature and God as our Parent—the one who cares for, guides, and protects us, and brings us reassurance and confidence. These terms are reassuring to me, and through my increasing understanding of what they imply of God’s allness, gave me the confidence to pursue the restoration of my relationship with my father.

My parents divorced when I was a young child, and my subsequent contact with my father was infrequent, which caused me some heartache. Later on he had two other marriages and two more children. He was particularly successful in his profession and was widely and frequently praised. Although rightly deserved, this praise was not only overwhelming for me, but also brought out feelings of personal inadequacy.

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April 22, 2013

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