When I lost someone I loved

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  March 21, 2023

My Christian Science Sunday School teacher was one of the most important people in my life. She took me under her wing—tutoring me in school and giving me insight into how I could grow as a student of Christian Science. Then she passed away. I didn’t know how to grieve; I’d never lost someone before, especially someone so close to my heart. 

I was so deeply depressed that I couldn’t find a reason to go back to church. I felt so angry and lost, and her passing shook my understanding of God. I kept thinking, How could God take away something so good, someone so special to me and to others? 

I knew that avoiding church would only make me feel further away from God and my Sunday School teacher. I also knew that going back would be hard. Still, I thought it would be a way to feel close to her, so I found my way to a Wednesday night testimony meeting. 

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