One God unifies and heals

Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself;’ annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed” (p. 340).

What a powerful statement! I have always been in awe of it, but I must confess that, while I believed that all things are possible to God, I felt that the statement was a bit on the optimistic side. Then I had an experience that considerably changed my viewpoint.

Several years ago my husband suddenly passed on. We had a small service business, and I found myself in the position of having to complete several projects on my own. Not only did I feel a great sense of loss, but I also really didn’t know how I could carry on. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to. Life didn’t seem worth living anymore. But I had grown up in Christian Science and knew that God was my life. I had experienced many healings, and had a deep love of God. Still, the grief and sense of loss seemed overwhelming. With the help of a devoted Christian Science practitioner, I found the strength to carry on. 

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June 9, 2014

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