The freedom that is ours

As I was sitting at my dining room table one morning recently, looking out at my favorite view of the backyard, where there is a beautiful oak tree, I saw dozens of robins flitting about. Some were in the tree, some were on the fence separating my property from my neighbor’s, and many were sitting on my birdbath. These delightful birds were having a grand time drinking and splashing in the water, while others waited patiently nearby for their turn to frolic. “What freedom these creatures have!” I thought. Everything they needed was provided for them, and they seemed not to have a care in the world.

This idyllic scene reminded me of the readings at a recent Wednesday evening testimony meeting at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist. The topic had been liberty and freedom, and for several days after, I had been further thinking about how much the idea of freedom meant to me as a student of Christian Science and in my work as a Christian Science practitioner—in which my desire was to be a transparency for divine Truth, to help patients understand how they could be free from the false belief that they could ever be separated from God.

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