We have just lived through the strangest and most unsettling of years, with the shadow of a pandemic hanging over us, having to cope with social distancing, the wearing of masks, and unable to live normal lives.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, “The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science”.

During these past few months, I have found myself turning to God more deeply for a sense of peace as the world grapples with coronavirus. But even in the midst of all the gloomy news, there has been much good to report...neighbours have reached out to one another in friendship and support, people have gone out of their way to help those in need, and the country has come together in a way not seen since the Second World War. That sense of solidarity was evidenced in the way we stood in the streets on Thursday nights and clapped for the National Health Service!

As we continue to deal with the effects of this world pandemic, I am finding these words from Science and Health very reassuring: “Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee, and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal , and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance”.

At this time of Thanksgiving, I am grateful beyond words for Christ Jesus, the Master Christian, and for Mary Baker Eddy, who went through so much to give us this “pearl of great price”, Christian Science.

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