A growing understanding of ‘comfort’s art’

The familiar adage, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity,” has been proved true in my life, and what Mary Baker Eddy tells us, that God “guides every event of our careers” (Unity of Good, pp. 3–4), has been confirmed for me.

Christian Science found my family in Germany during the difficult aftermath of World War II, when someone gave my mother a German-language Herald of Christian Science. The nearest branch Church of Christ, Scientist, was a long distance away, and it was only with great difficulties that I was able to go occasionally. My constant prayer was, “Father, where Thine own children are, / I love to be” (Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 13). 

When I was still in high school, the opportunity to leave my home country presented itself; and full of high expectations and hopes for the future, I grasped it. The city I arrived and settled in had several branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, and it was easier for me to attend. However, many years of hard work seemed to lead nowhere. I felt shattered and disillusioned—a total failure. 

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