Gratitude and progress

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2016.

When we experience difficulty, we may not see a way to move forward. But I’ve found that the door that opens to more joy, peace, and goodness for ourselves and others can be unlocked through a sense of gratitude.

In the midst of difficulties, we may wonder what we have to be grateful for. We may be grateful for particular people, good situations, or human progress. But there is something even deeper worth considering: What God has done and is doing. Being grateful for the grace of the Almighty, divine Love, opens thought to the magnitude of God’s goodness and the inspired ideas that meet our needs.

The Bible points out, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). As Christian Science shows, this “good” creation is a perfect spiritual universe, characterized not by material limitation, but by endless intelligence and harmony.

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