Oh, give me a home, where the Labradors roam

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

About three years ago it came time for me to move. But one of the challenges I faced was finding a new home that was both affordable and that had a landlord who would allow my two large Labradors. I spent over a year looking for an apartment, and the task often seemed overwhelming. At times I would get discouraged and feel stressed, but with the help of a Christian Science practitioner I found many loving and supporting ideas that lifted me out of feeling emotional to understanding myself as a calm expression of God, Love. This enabled me to make difficult decisions wisely and quelled the discouraging thoughts that fed any fear of lack.

During this time I read a passage in the Weekly Bible Lesson that inspired me to view my situation differently. It stated, “Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas” (Science and Health, p.475).

I reasoned that my two lovable Labs and I were ideas of God, Love. We expressed love, companionship, security, tenderness, family. Furthermore, I felt we had been rightly put together.

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