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A healing of homesickness
I’d been going to a camp for Christian Scientists for several years and had been very homesick every time I went. It got me really down and inhibited my ability to enjoy my time at camp and to feel like I was expressing God to the fullest.
I’m also a part of a program for young Christian Scientists, and this was the year of what’s known as our “adventure trip”—rafting on a river in Utah. I was very nervous that my upcoming summer would be ruined because of the homesickness.
But I knew I could have a change in perspective by thinking about the situation spiritually. To start with, I tried to break down the problem of homesickness. I thought about how it seemed to be the geographical distance between my parents and me that was making me feel this way. To pray about it, I calmed my thought so that I could hear what God was communicating, and I allowed God’s messages to pour in. An idea that instantly jumped out at me was, “The kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).
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