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This testimony first appeared in the July 2014 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German issues of The Herald of Christian Science. It was adapted from an El Heraldo de la Ciencia Cristiana radio program titled “Una salida para la depresión” (A way out of depression).
My father passed away six years ago, and I was very distraught. I was so disheartened that I didn’t even want to get out of bed.
As a student of Christian Science, I’ve learned that sadness doesn’t belong to God’s children, so I didn’t accept that depressed state of mind. I realized I needed to understand that although my dad wasn’t physically present, he, like all of us, is a spiritual idea of the infinite Mind, God, and an idea cannot die.
I called a Christian Science practitioner and asked her to help me better understand this spiritual truth through prayer. She recommended some readings from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. At first I was reluctant to read anything. So my children read those passages to me, along with the Christian Science weekly Bible Lesson, which is composed of citations from the Bible and Science and Health. This study prepares us spiritually to overcome challenges and helps us keep our thought in line with God, in communion with Him.
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