Forgiveness led me to know God

One night long before I’d heard of Christian Science, a clear message came to me. It said, “Forgive!” I knew what it meant—that I needed to forgive my ex-husband, who had left me with three babies under the age of two. I listened to this message, and I was genuinely able to forgive him.

Although I had attended church as a child, as I went through my teenage years and into my twenties, I decided there was no God. But the thought to forgive was so clear and powerful that I felt it must have come from God. 

Years later, I read this from the Bible: “There is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding” (Job 32:8). I realized that the thought to forgive had not only come from God but also served to open my thinking to understand what spiritual life is.

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