QUESTION: If, in all these eons, I have been a reflection of God's creating, why is this life so hard, and why do I have to struggle so much to know that I am a child of God? A1 I understand that it can seem difficult to reconcile the idea of being the beloved child of an all-good God with having to struggle and face very challenging times in one's life. It's becoming increasingly clear to me, though, as I strive to live the unbreakable spiritual relationship we all have with our Creator, that it's precisely those struggles—the life trials that at times can see, overwhelming—that often become the avenue for learning and experiencing what it truly means to be the "loved of Love" (Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healing, p.
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