Lifted out of grief

Some years ago, my wife suddenly passed away. I considered her the most precious gift of love that God, our Father, had blessed me with, for more than half my life. I felt lost and lonely and was brooding. Suddenly I had been pushed into running a house and balancing a budget all by myself. These were things I had never done or even thought about. And the more I struggled in this aloneness, the worse it got! Although the family helped me whenever they could, the sense of day-to-day togetherness with a loved one was gone. 

In response to this challenge, I kept studying the weekly Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, searching for comfort and peace. I read passages over and over to understand the message more clearly and retain the ideas. I also prayed to express gratitude for whatever good I could see in my life. And I continued to read Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. 

This is a pure spiritual understanding of our spiritual nature, not dependent on human, personal attachments.

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