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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journal, when Mary Baker was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the November 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal


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.