When you think of God as Soul

Soul insists that we act with the openhanded, openhearted generosity and kindness that only God can provide.

I’ve been thinking about a children’s book called God’s Gifts by Joan Emily Beringer that explains what happens when we consider the nature of God. There’s something about the simplicity and friendly homeliness of the format that makes it easy to see how accessible spiritual sense is and what a difference it makes in our lives. 

The writer goes through the terms used in the definition of God in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (see p. 587), and describes some of the everyday ways in which we can recognize the character and nature of God all around us. God is Life, which sends healing thoughts; God is Truth, which inspires honesty; God is Love, which helps us remember to be patient and kind. 

These commonplace examples show how natural it is to respond to God’s always-present goodness. It is comforting to know that wherever we are, these divine qualities are active and operating. And it’s helpful to recognize not only that we are made by God to appreciate these divine attributes but also that it is important for us to live them on a daily basis. 

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My expectation of good was explained
July 5, 2021

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