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I heard the good news*—Christ; I go,
dropping my daily business,
leaving it be. I start
my journey, my exodus.
“I am now free,” I think, but the end isn’t near.
Divine Love leads me in the day as I walk in the desert
for freedom and peace.
A pillar of cloud** I follow. Joyful I sound.
But night is coming—doubt, uncertainty, and fear are
covering, wrapping about me.
Hurt and alone I feel.
I fall down and cry, “Where are You?
You, who delivered me?
I am far from home in that cold desert You led me to.”
Oh, foolish I am. Divine Mind You are!
Never absent. All present.
Like the resounding Truth, a pillar of fire**
appears, and I can now hear,
“Keep going, My child; peace is at hand.”
Drying my tears, I go onward,
feeling, knowing that the land sought is near.
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From the readers
Jill Crawford, Lyn Blair
Assignment: To pray for the world’s displaced people
Ashley David Penrose
Know what you are
A way out of deterministic theories
Blessings of the new birth
What’s your favorite name for God?
By a young class at the Christian Science Society of Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Gum inflammation gone
No more nighttime anxiety
Head injury healed
The divide that unites