Solutions to the Gulf oil spill? God’s too big to fail!

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If you’ve been following the headlines throughout the economic crisis and recovery, particularly in the United States, you’ve likely heard the phrase “too big to fail.” Regardless of the industry, many are wondering whether it’s wise for crucial institutions to grow so large that their failure would be debilitating to society. Recently, however, I stumbled across the phrase while reading the newspaper, and it took on new meaning. No sooner had I read “too big to fail” than the inspired thought popped into my consciousness: “Truly, God is too big to fail!”

This spiritual twist on “too big to fail” couldn’t have come at a better time. Coverage of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to report dire predictions as to the long-term impact of an environmental crisis of this magnitude. The situation requires urgent attention and improvement, but few are confident in the availability of solutions to adequately contain and fix the problem.

The bleak circumstances give little reason for optimism or hope, but prayer in Christian Science offers a different perspective.

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