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A gentler life

From the January 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Frequent contributor writes about a Bible teaching that has brought peace and progress in her life.

I remember a time early one January when I was praying to know God's direction for the coming year. The demands on my life seemed more than I could deal with, and I couldn't see a way to lighten the load. In the quiet of my longing, the message I heard was, "You have a relaxed and gentle life."

At first I scoffed at the thought, because my life was anything but relaxed and gentle. But that's often what God's love does—it makes us see life from a different perspective. God was giving me a wake-up call to understand a basic Bible teaching: the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

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