Finding my unbreakable relation to God

Originally published in German.

When I was growing up, I had the feeling that somehow other people had a more direct connection to God than I did. Inspiration seemed to come to them more easily, and they seemed to understand God better. I had had clear proofs of the effects of divine Love (which is another name for God), but I had the impression that my access to the divine was less well developed.

I got the idea of simply asking God for better access to Him. Step by step, I received the answer, and it unfolded in a way that was completely natural. I began by writing out spiritual descriptions for both bigger and smaller things that I was doing. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul” (p. 269). So, I was resolving “things into thoughts,” or looking more closely at the qualities that these activities stood for. 

When I graduated from Christian Science Sunday School, I decided that it would be good and right to read the Bible and all of Eddy’s writings. Doing this taught me a lot about the Science Christ Jesus proved. Eddy’s definition of Christian Science as the law of God made a deep impression on me. The complete quotation reads: “How would you define Christian Science? As the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1).

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