Expressing divine Love—a joy!

Originally written in Spanish, this first appeared as a testimony in the August 2015 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science. 

Ever since I was very young, I have really enjoyed having friends with whom to share, go out, and enjoy life. 

I always looked forward to meeting people with whom I felt a personal connection and could establish lasting friendships. When for one reason or another these people would leave my life, whether because they moved to another country or they made new friends with other people, I felt a huge emptiness. Whenever I felt that way, I usually went to see my mom and complained that I had no friends and that I felt alone. As always, she was very comforting, listened to me, and told me to look to God, and then I wouldn’t feel any emptiness.

Deep inside, I knew that only God could fill that void. However, my understanding of God at that time of my life was very limited. I thought about God as a willful being who would bring special people into my life just for a moment, only to take them away afterward. I also thought that my happiness depended on people or situations, and I believed I could be happy only when friends were close by. 

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