How can I feel close to God?

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - March 26, 2019

Q: I feel like God is so far away. How can I understand and know God so I can feel close to Him, Her?

A: I, too, longed to feel a closer, warmer sense of God’s presence. Sure, I knew and loved the many names for God that I’d learned from studying Christian Science: Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle. But I craved something more. I was missing an up-close-and-personal feeling about God. I wanted something less airy-fairy and more tangible than just believing in God. 

Then a friend shared with me that God was her best friend. She felt very tangibly that He was with her all the time—in the car, at the grocery store. She was describing exactly what I was looking for. 

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