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Retire to what?
Originally published in the December 29, 1976 issue of The Christian Science Monitor
Much has been written about retirement—how you should plan ahead for it and think about what you want to do before the time comes. Emphasis is on developing hobbies and a wide range of interests. All of this is helpful to a certain extent, but for myself, I have found the most important thing is to allow each day to unfold under God’s direction rather than stick too closely to a preconceived plan. It is wonderful to be able to turn over one’s entire day to God. He often provides delightful surprises when we are willing to be flexible rather than rigid. Christian Science shows how we can learn to trust Him.
This is not to imply, however, that Christian Science uses a formula for prayer. It most assuredly does not. But it does show that prayer to God—prayer that comes from the sincere desire to ask God to show us the way—provides the ideas that will give us productive, satisfying days.
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