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Man Is Never Alone

From the October 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Some people like to be alone. They relish the peace and the opportunity for quiet thought that it affords. Others find solitude a disturbing experience. Without human propinquity they feel insecure and shut off. Actually there should be a happy mean where we find time both for restful solitude and for normal human companionship. Each is requisite for a well-balanced sense of life.

But when we take a deeper look at this subject in the light of Christian Science, we see that man is never alone. He cannot be, for God is ever-present Love, completely surrounding and sustaining him. The real, spiritual man lives in the divine Mind as idea, and is inseparably one with this Mind in substance, life, and action.

One may attempt to get away temporarily from other human beings, but he can never leave his true identity as the reflection of creative Principle. Where man is, God is, for they are one in being. Spiritual man is the very evidence that Life lives, that Mind knows. Man is tangible evidence that Spirit, Soul, exists and is expressing itself. Where, then, is there room for loneliness with this substantive presence ever at hand?

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